Performance and Animation: Krita Kickstarter Kicks Off

Last year, we held the first Kickstarter campaign for Krita. We raised more than €20,000 for Krita development, blowing past the fundraising goal. Thanks to this funding, a year later a dozen new features have been implemented, ranging from transform masks to High Dynamic Range (HDR) painting, from layer styles to improved vector objects. The Krita team did all that was promised…and much more.

It was a great year for Krita all-round, with the Steam release, a booth at SIGGRAPH, and the Artists’ Choice award in ImagineFX magazine.

Now, it’s time for another Kickstarter! This year, we’re even more ambitious. If there’s one thing that’s always held back free graphics software, it’s raw interactive performance. That’s true for Krita as well. So that is what we’ll focus on first!

Next is extended animation support. Together with Google Summer of Code student Jouni Pentikäinen, we’ll be putting hand-drawn 2D animation right into the core of Krita. That will require many of the optimizations Dmitry Kazakov will be working on.

And if we go over the initial goal—well, there are 24 stretch goals. For every additional €1500 over the initial goal another stretch goal will be added. After the dust settles, the backers will be asked to vote for their favorite goals!

Help us spread the word and make this campaign a big success!

Check out the Krita Kickstarter video. Here’s a video of Krita in action (Layerstyles Work in Progress).

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LibreOffice Conference Call for Papers

Berlin, May 4, 2015 – LibreOffice Conference will be held in Aarhus, Denmark, on September 23-25, 2015, at the Urban Media Space and is hosted by the Aarhus Municipality. The Document Foundation invites members and volunteers to submit proposals for papers. Proposals should be filed by July 15, 2015, in order to guarantee that they […]

GNOME Foundation: Re: Announcing Board of Directors Elections 2015

2015-05-04 2:31 GMT+02:00 Andrea Veri <av< at >>:

I updated all the references on the website and forgot
this one. Mailing elections< at > is NOT required anymore, so
please just send your candidacy …

GNOME Foundation: Announcing Board of Directors Elections 2015

Dear Foundation Members,

The GNOME Foundation Membership and Elections Committee are pleased to
announce the upcoming elections for the Board of Directors in Spring

The most important deadlines (UTC) in the timeline are the following:

Development: GNOME 3.17.1 released


The development of the next GNOME release, 3.17, has started, and the
first snapshot, 3.17.1, is now available.

To compile GNOME 3.17.1, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official re…

Wine 1.7.42 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.42 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

Support for dynamic timezone information.
Initial desktop shell window support.
Some more Direct2D support.

Behind the Scenes – May 2015

RuneScape Road Trip | Minigame Spotlight | Better D&D Rewards | Improved Looting

Plasma 5.3 Adds Improved Power Management and Media Center Preview

Today KDE makes a feature release of Plasma 5, versioned 5.3.Plasma 5.3
Battery applet now informs what is blocking power savingNew energy usage monitor
Enhanced Power Management
Power management settings can be configured
differently for ce…

WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release

WordPress 4.2.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. A few hours ago, the WordPress team was made aware of a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable commenters to compromise a site. The vulnerability was discovered by Jouko Pynnönen. […]

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of April, 04th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, April 10th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on April 30th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Sriram Ramkrishna
* Karen Sandler
* Andrea Veri
* Tobias Mueller

== R…

World Wine News Issue 389

WWN Issue 389 was released today.

Weekly AppDB/Bugzilla Status Changes

Full Circle Magazine #96 – It’s a whopper!

It has arrived. Quite possibly the biggest issue ever. A whopping 63 pages of FCM goodness! Enjoy! This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Program in Python, LibreOffice, Using LaTeX, and [NEW!] Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * [NEW!] Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: OwnCloud * [NEW!] Ubuntu Phones – Interview with Cristian Parrino * Review: Precision m3800 DE laptop * Ubuntu Games: Cities: Skylines plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and soooo much […]

Development: GNOME 3.17.1 unstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2015-04-27 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.17.1
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Pl…

GNOME Foundation: REMINDER: Call for Presentations for GUADEC 2015

Hi everyone;

this is a reminder that the CfP for GUADEC 2015 is still open, but the
submission period will end on May 3rd.

GUADEC is the annual conference of the GNOME community, held in Europe
since 2000. GNOME is a free software project which drive…

WordPress 4.2 “Powell”

Version 4.2 of WordPress, named “Powell” in honor of jazz pianist Bud Powell, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.2 help you communicate and share, globally. An easier way to share content Clip it, edit it, publish it. Get familiar with the new and improved Press This. From […]

Development: GNOME 3.17/3.18 Schedule available

Hey everybody,

the release schedule for GNOME 3.17/3.18 is out now:

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Ubuntu’s Vivid Vervet Makes Snappy Entrance

Canonical on Tuesday announced the release of Ubuntu 15.04, aka “Vivid Vervet,” as in East African monkey. It will be available for download on Thursday. The new OS offers tools for cloud, device, client and Internet of Things development. The Ubuntu desktop release includes mostly maintenance and bug fixes, along with new integrated menus and dashboard usability improvements.

LaKademy 2015 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

LaKademy 2014

The KDE Community in Brazil will host LaKademy 2015 June 3rd through 6th. The conference is an opportunity for KDE users and contributors to meet in person to make plans, work on software and other aspects of KDE technology. There will also be outreach to potential new contributors. The group is raising money for conference expenses and to offset travel costs for attendees.

Brazil has had great success with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) initiatives, often due to the leadership of KDE people. LaKademy is a way to continue this advocacy, while making technical advances and strengthening the KDE presence. Certainly LaKademy provides local benefits. But the value created also has wider consequences. Brazil joins Spain and India in promoting the global reach and stature of KDE technology.

The fundraising goal is modest—R$ 10,000 (slightly more than € 3000). The LaKademy 2015 video features previous editions of LaKademy as well as more information about the upcoming conference. Please support this important event.

Information about LaKademy and donating in Spanish.

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WordPress 4.1.2 Security Release

WordPress 4.1.2 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site. This was reported by Cedric Van Bockhaven and fixed by […]

Limited email privacy breach on on April 15th

On April 15th, a change to a website permission inadvertently allowed a small segment of users to view a report listing the email addresses of recently logged in users. No passwords were involved. The problem was mitigated within 13 hours of being introduced and within 3 hours of being reported. The problem was completely resolved within 24 hours of introduction. The number of affected email addresses is relatively small – fewer than 500. Those users are being contacted directly if their email was affected. Users with maintainer access or the community role and above were not affected by this incident.

The users with permission to see this report were limited to community members that have shown frequent contribution to The possible exposure time was also limited to between April 15, 2015 20:53 UTC to April 16, 2015 9:00 UTC. There were approximately 44 IP addresses that accessed the information during that time. These users are mostly administrators of and the community members who first reported the incident.

Even though the exposure of email addresses was limited as described above, we recommend all users to be cautious of any email that asks you for personal information.

We want to thank the community members who moved quickly to alert the Drupal Security and infrastructure teams about the problem.

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