Krita Workspace Proposal + Mock-ups
boud at valdyas.org
Sat Jan 12 11:05:16 CET 2008
On Saturday 12 January 2008, Valerie wrote:
> Now that KDE 4.0 is out...
> Half out of curiosity: is it possible for one to build Krita 2.0
> - installing the whole of KDE 4.0 (I've switched to Kubuntu 7.10
> with KDE 3.5, but I don't Really want to switch to KDE 4 until I
> know it's stable enough)
> - installing the whole of KOffice (though I wouldn't mind it too much,
> I've checked out Kword and frankly I like it!)
> - and without ending up with lots of broken dependencies that will
> crash all of my other programs?
Yes, sort-of. You need kdesupport, kdelibs and kdebase. From koffice, filters,
libs, krita and servicetypes should suffice. If you are on OpenSUSE you can
safely install the opensuse KDE4 and KDE4 devel packages using the one-click
installer and build krita against those packages. They will not interfere
with your kde3.5 environment at all. Other distributions might be able to
provide the same thing.
> Basically I've been rethinking the workspace concept a bit. I've
> recently noticed the KOffice workspace system as well, so in Krita
> it could be renamed taskspace to avoid confusion. But as I've been
> discovering things about Krita, I'd rather keep some things
> consistent if possible, so I'm curious to see where Krita 2.0 is
Actually, the koffice workspace is sort of missing in action in 2.0 right now.
Nobody was interested enough to keep it running.
> Though... You're all very busy with KOffice 2.0 right? I can
> always re-submit everything I have in mind later when you have
> less on your minds.
Yeah, we're kind of swamped just with coding work -- there's so much still to
be done. Fortunately, we can now just use installed KDE4 packages to develop
against, which is much easier. And it might also attract new developers who
were put off by the rather complicated instructions for building kde4 on
techbase.kde.org. And then I need to start working on our release process...
> In the meantime would you like me to help on the content for a new
> website again? The biggest problem, obviously, is that I
> don't know what the new features will be. XD
At one point in time someone on irc turned up who also wanted to work on our
website. But he disappeared :-(. David Powell has krita2.org all ready to
point to a place different from koffice.org/krita -- and we can get webspace
for that on the koffice server, too -- but that needs to be organized. I'll
ping him again.
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