Asking for a new project

Nate Graham nate at
Wed Jun 1 19:32:05 BST 2022

If you're aiming to compete with Krita and try to siphon users away from 
it and towards your fork instead, then you are producing what's known as 
a "hostile fork" and I very much doubt that Krita's developers will be 
interested in helping you with it.

If on the other hand your fork is simply a development area for you to 
send merge requests to Krita's main repo, then relations are likely to 
be friendly and they will probably be much more open to your proposals 
and merge requests.


On 6/1/22 12:26, Bourumir Wyngs wrote:
> Sorry, I was not expecting that my message will go to the big mailing 
> list, initially assumed this will be directed to some person responsible 
> for handling the new project proposals. The request to send the message 
> to this address can be found at 
> <>.
> Speaking about the "big button", I am a Krita contributor and already 
> have the fork with multiple branches containing my merge requests under 
> review and others. I wanted to keep this existing fork separate from the 
> much more independent project, there is nothing pretty in branches from 
> the two projects in one repository. Because of that I have registered 
> the proposed project separately but you are right, one of the ways to 
> proceed would be to take a master branch of my fork as  a master of the 
> independent project.
> I would be surprised if Krita developer team would be willing to help me 
> reach the users but who knows? It is obviously possible to post to they 
> mailing list as well. The C++20 code, they are unlikely to merge any 
> time soon.
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2022 at 2:45 AM Aleix Pol <aleixpol at 
> <mailto:aleixpol at>> wrote:
>     There's a big "Fork" button on top here:
>     <>
>     That said, please coordinate with krita devs to make sure your work is
>     ever going to reach users.
>     Best,
>     Aleix
>     On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 9:10 AM Bourumir Wyngs
>     <bourumir.wyngs at <mailto:bourumir.wyngs at>> wrote:
>      >
>      > Hello, KDE team,
>      >
>      > I would like to create the independent fork of Krita that would
>     allow to use all modern features of C++, up till that is supported
>     by the latest GCC release, 12.1 at the time of writing.
>      >
>      > The current Krita development rules are capped by C++11 that is
>     now the ten years old standard. Even that is limited by the lengthy
>     list of restrictions. The rules also require using deprecated
>     features of the Qt framework like Q_FOREACH. I understand the care
>     of the community not to spoil anything and to preserve the beauty of
>     the existing code. This means, radical changes should be done in a form.
>      >
>      > I tried to setup the project on KDE myself
>     (
>     <>) but for some reason was not
>     able to push Krita code (about 1 Gb) into repository - hangs at the
>     end of the push. It may have something to do with quotas or things
>     the like. It may be that I need more assistance from your side to
>     setup the project. I decided to contact you first before starting
>     the work on GitHub or independent server instead.
>      >
>      > I, the project initiator, am currently 54 year old. I am robotic
>     engineer with very long programming experience, including
>     significant industrial experience with C++. In the past I made
>     notable contribution to GNU Classpath project, providing them a
>     fully functional and interoperable implementation of CORBA. It is
>     obviously sad there are no other contributors so far but I expect
>     some people to come. I also made several contributions for Krita so
>     have some understanding about code base and architecture of this
>     project. My real name is Audrius Meskauskas.
>      >
>      >
>      >

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