Free Graphics Software at Argentina Gráfica 2010October 19, 2010
This week at Argentina Gráfica 2010 conference in Buenos Aires a long time Inkscape contributor Guillermo Espertino will be talking about use of free software in graphic design. The round of talks devoted to digital technology in printing industry is organized by Gutenberg Foundation Argentina, a well-known and respected organization that does professional press and pre-press training in the country. Matías Alli, one of the teachers at Gutenberg, will be talking along Gez. The presentation and workshop will be on Friday 22th, from 19:00 to 20:45.
Inkscape befriends G-codeOctober 10, 2010
Not many people remember this, perhaps, but one of the first extensions ever written for Inkscape was an assistant tool for designing guitar fingerboards, written by Aaron Spike. Over time more people found even more interesting uses for Inkscape. We already reported on Egg-bot recently, but another very interesting project made its way to upstream collection of extensions just few days ago.
Since revision 9818 Inkscape comes with GCodetools — a plug-in that prepares and converts paths from Inkscape to G-code using biarc interpolation. From now on you will be able to use default Inkscape for all kinds of fun things like cutting, engraving etc. This feature will be available in the next version, 0.49. Until that you can either use unstable builds or just download the extension and install it for your current copy of 0.48.
New Italian communityOctober 10, 2010
As you very well know, we encourage local community to organize themselves. This is why we are glad to tell you there is an Italian community shaping up now at Inkscape Italia. This young website has an active news section, over a dozen of tutorials, including video tutorials, and a forum.