Native Linux App for UI and UX Design built in Vala and GTK (by akiraux)

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  • Potemkin villages and the autocracy of design
    reddit.com/r/gnome | 2021-06-08
    For example, Akira is probably the most notable complex app designed and built from scratch with modern elementary HIG. Its first commits date back to 2017, and now it's still in alpha after 3 and a half years. Is this because elementary's HIG sucks? No, because if you look at the mockups from 2017, it looks pretty much identical to the current implementation. In fact, Akira really just look like any typical UI design app out there (most notably Sketch), on any platform.
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    dev.to | 2021-05-29
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    I currently use Figma because there isn't a good, modern and FOSS software. However, soon there will be when Akira UX will be mature enough.
  • Adobe XD alternative for Linux
    https://github.com/akiraux/Akira and https://penpot.app/ are on the way to solve this problem. So maybe in three to five years Linux will have something.
  • Show HN: I made a site to explore the best UI/UX design tools out there
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-04
  • Do you want Linux phones?
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-24
    I want a linux phone. But you know what I want first?

    I want a Visual Studio level IDE that I can develop Linux GUI application in. GTK is an amazing piece of software, and there are some beyond amazing GTK based applications that I found and started using.

    As someone who has not done linux GUI development before, the biggest issue is getting started. Android has first class development support, and so does iOS. Linux has Glade for GTK and QtCreator for QT apps.

    Vala is an amazing first step, and the code makes design & development super easy. But there is still a disconnect between design and development that hinders adoption. If there was a nice "all in one" application where development can be done like. You could see the hype, and then disappointment, when https://github.com/akiraux/Akira was announced and it looked like such an IDE. But alas.

    The Rust GTK Bindings also look really good, but I think the biggest hurdle that needs to be overcome is making Glade either more user friendly and making it tie into an IDE like Builder, or have an IDE like IntelliJ support it.

  • Akira: Native Linux Design Tool
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-02
  • [FAN CONCEPT] GNOME 40 with the search bar at the bottom?
    reddit.com/r/gnome | 2021-02-08
    You might want to take a look at an upcoming project called Akira.
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    Akira maybe?


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akiraux/Akira is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.