A number of organizations are offering Outreach Program for Women internships from January 2 to April 2, 2013. The application deadline is December 3, 2012. The applicants need to get in touch with individual projects they are interested in working on and make a small contribution ahead of the application deadline.
The participating organizations are:
Deltacloud – abstraction layer for the differences between the cloud providers
Fedora – GNU/Linux-based operating system
GNOME – GNU/Linux-based desktop environment and applications
JBoss – Java-based application server and related projects
Mozilla – software that promotes the goals of the Open Web
OpenStack – cloud deployment and management software
Tor – anonymizing proxy network
Wikimedia – wiki software and infrastructure for Wikipedia and related projects
Participants will work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s team and the rest of the FOSS community. The projects include software development, system administration, web development, user experience design, graphic design, documentation, and marketing. The stipend for the program is $5,000 (USD).
The call just opened for for all artists and developers in the open source graphics to submit presentation ideas for this year’s Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) in Montreal from May 10th to 13th. To submit a talk proposal, add you idea to the page on the create wiki, or if presenting isn’t your thing, help the conference to remain free for participants by donating to the conference. Interested about what goes on at an LGM? check out all the videos from LGM 2010.
The Libre Graphics Meeting exists to unite and accelerate the efforts behind Free, Libre and Open Source creative software. Since 2006, this annual meeting is the premiere conference for developers, users and supporters of projects such as GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Krita, Scribus, Hugin, the Open Clipart Library, and the Open Font Library who are gathered to work on interoperability, shared standards, and new ideas. Work at prior LGMs has pushed the state of the art in important areas such as color management, cross-application sharing of assets, and common interchange formats.
The Inkscape development community has announced the availability of Inkscape 0.48.1 bug-fix release. The 0.48.1 Release resolves 82 tickets in the Inkscape Launchpad bug queue, delivering a wide range of bug-fixes, stability improvements and performance enhancements to 0.48, which was released in August 2010. Most notably,
the stability of the Node tool has been greatly improved,
the position markers on the rulers are now re-drawn correctly. Fixing the issue of the arrows remaining on the ruler, obscuring the measurements.
improved export of masks on cairo-based export formats (e.g. PDF export)
issues with extensions not working on OSX have been fixed
Here is a set of free cartoon animal clipart that can be used for anything. All the images in this set are totally free can be used for any purpose and do not have any watermarks that will stop you from using them anywhere!
These cute animals are available over at the Open Clip Art Library. There are many more in this style than in the sample below, so head past the break for the entire list of animals in this set. As with all the artwork in the Open Clip Art Library, these SVGs are Public Domain, so you can do pretty much anything with them!
The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is approaching fast. LGM is a conference where the developers and contributors of all the best open source graphics projects meet up to roadmap and hack on future versions. Projects represented in force include: Inkscape (of course), the GIMP, Blender, Krita, Scribus, Hugin and Open Font Library.
The organizers of the LGM are in the final stages of raising donations for the conference, so if you can help out, please donate by following the pledgie badge below:
Over the days leading up to the release of Inkscape 0.47, we are going to publish a series of brief screencasts that demonstrate some of the awesome new features that are in the latest version of Inkscape.
Today’s screencast shows off the awesome new feature that has been added to inkscape that displays a highlighted outline of paths when they are hovered over using the “Node Tool”
The Inkscape 0.47 Release notes has a more detail on this feature:
In previous versions of Inkscape, no visual feedback was given back to the user when hovering over paths when using the Node tool. In this update, hovering over a path with the Node tool now results in a highlighted path outline being displayed. Note: the duration and color of the new path outline feature can be configured in the Tools > Node section of the Inkscape Preferences dialog.
To answer the first question, No, this blog was not dead, just kind of unconscious for a few months… But now the tutorials are going to flow again…
While the blog was asleep, the inkscape docs crew, in conjunction with the folks over at floss manuals created the official inkscape manual. This is an awesome book that is well worth the time to download, read and utilise.
Also, be sure to forward the links to any tutorials that are not listed on this blog, so they can be posted and shared!
Tons of new features and performance improvements are included in this release. Dialogs now have the ability to be docked to the editing window. Gradients can be edited completely on-canvas. The new Paint Bucket Tool fills bounded areas with color. A new 3D Box tool helps create perspective-correct drawings. A new Tweak tool provides an intuitive method for editing paths and painting objects. The new Live Path Effects feature can create “brushes” and various organic effects on paths. Improvements to color management include support for color spaces other than sRGB. Most SVG filters are now implemented, and a new powerful UI is provided for editing filter stacks.