So this episode turned out to be a really long one. The bulk of it is a topic that comes courtesy of @3pointedit on Twitter (thanks for listening!). That is, the costs of choosing to use free and open source software tools to produce your creative works. We often hear (or read) the benefits, but those of us on this side of the fence are less vociferous when it comes to the costs and consequences of this choice of ours. I run through those costs… at least in as much as how I see it.
Also, I devote a good chunk of time to discussing my hunt for a version control system for my writing work, as also detailed in my last blog post. Short version: it should work without a central server and it needs to have a full-featured Android client. Suggestions welcome.
The format for the show got shuffled around a bit, too. I’ve started doing the news bits as part of the intro and I have a little closing bit at the end. Let me know how you like it.
Speaking of news… this is what I cover:
- Krita 2.9 beta 2 – A new beta of Krita is out. Go test it!
- Krita replaces Photoshop at University Paris 8 – Hooray! This is just a giant bucket of good news. Let’s hope it catches on.
- Gorilla and Gibbon – Boudewijn Rempt (krita maintainer) talks about how Krita isn’t Photoshop and gives a roadmap for Krita’s development
- Interview with Tupi dev, Gustav Gonzalez – Tupi doesn’t get enough recognition. It’s a neat little 2D vector animation program. This interview is long and thorough… definitely worth the read.
- Oneplus One release – OK… so this only marginally on-topic. But there ya go.
- Video editor round-up on opensource.com – I’m not entirely in line with the methodology, but this a very real and reasonably complete run-down on the video editors available in Linux.
- Dreamworks drops 500 people, closes PDI campus – A giant blast of unfortunate news. The situation sucks… let’s hope it doesn’t catch on.
- Inkscape 0.91 is released – New Inkscape! Yay!
- Darktable 1.6.2 is released – New Darktable! Yay!
And that should about do it. Lemme know what you think!