Krita Foundation's Scott Petrovic was glad to inform us via an e-mail announcement about the immediate availability for download of the first Alpha build of the upcoming Krita 3.0 open-source digital painting software.
On the road to Krita 3.0, we’re releasing today the first alpha version. This has all the features that will be in 3.0, and contains the translations, but is still unstable. We’re fixing bugs all the time, but there’s still plenty to fix! That said, we think we nailed the worst problems and we’d love for you all to give this version a try! The final release is planned for May 1st.
Krita 3.0 has made another step closer to being released with this weekend's alpha release.
Krita, of course, is a digital painting and sketching program designed for illustrations, paintings, comics, concept art, and other use-cases. This KDE-aligned program has been ported to Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5 as part of the big Krita 3.0 milestone. The Krita 3.0 Alpha release features many other new features besides changing the underlying tool-kit and libraries. Krita 3.0 Alpha offers a revamped layer panel, support for dealing with GIMP brushes, rulers/guides/grids/snapping. tools for creating hand-drawn animations, other usability improvements, and other highlights.
Today, April 9, 2016, KDE announced the release and immediate availability of this month's KDE Frameworks 5 maintenance release, version 5.21.0, for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop and KDE Applications.
With Plasma 5.6 long out the door, it’s time for the traditional changing of the wallpapers! Or at least, showing what the next wallpaper will be.
With Plasma 5.7 we won’t be venturing too far from where we are in 5.6. As I mentioned in a previous post about wallpapers we have been paying attention to the feedback, trying to find something that hit the right balance. The 5.6 the wallpaper seemed to hit that mark, so you’ll see fewer dramatic swings in the wallpaper direction; we’re goanna stick with what works for a while.
Asked to recommend a Linux desktop, users respond in a number of ways. Many recommend their own preferences. Others suggest the desktop environment that they believe is closest in appearance and function to Windows or OS X.
A while ago, though, I realized that the seven major Linux desktops can be ranked on a spectrum from the highly customizable to those that are little more than launchers for their applications.
KDE is a highly diverse community and every one of our contributors has his or her own motives, such as having fun, developing new skills and meeting nice people. However, a common desire unites all of KDE: to change the world for the better. This shared motivation, although the major driving force behind KDE, has never really been made explicit.
We are happy to announce that the brand new 5.6 series of Plasma releases, more specifically Plasma 5.6.1, is now available in our stable repositories. This quick update that followed the first 5.6 release provides several bug fixes to Plasma users, in addition to the many changes that were introduced in 5.6.0 which aimed at enhancing users' experience: