Krita Workspace Proposal + Mock-ups

John Culleton john at
Tue Jan 29 23:25:19 CET 2008

On Sunday 27 January 2008 04:37:09 pm Cyrille Berger wrote:
> On Sunday 27 January 2008, John Culleton wrote:
> > I have may regular Slack 12 partition which has KDE 3.5.8 and a bleeding
> > edge Kubuntu  partition that has the (non-functional) KDE 4.0. I prefer
> > functional to non-functional and I prefer Slack to any form of Debian.
> >
> > Is there a way to download just the Krita 2.0 source code separately,
> > compile it, and bring over the updated libraries from the Kubuntu
> > partition as needed?
> svn co koffice-src
> mkdir koffice-build
> cd koffice-build
> cmake ../koffice-src -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/some/where
> ccmake . (and there you can disable all application you don't want to build
> set to off all BUILD_something except BUILD_krita)
> make; make install
> > Life would be simpler and Krita more attractive if it were separated from
> > Koffice, but I guess that decision is already cast in concrete, or at
> > least macadam.
> Simpler for who ?
> Please read
>lib.html .
> As for build complexity, I have started a project of "weekly" package for
> KOffice, but it's currently limited to OpenSuSE (it will be extended at a
> later stage to other distributions) and I didn't have time to spend time on
> it recently :/

Well, simpler for me as a user. Remember I can download many other graphic 
programs and compile them with little or no effort. If a library comes up 
missing then I have to find that library, put it in /usr/lib, run ldconfig 
and try again. I am thinking of Gimp, Scribus  and so on.  But Krita has 
unique features. It is does some Gimp-like tasks, but will also work in the 
CMYK color model, which Gimp won't.  I would like to try Krita 2.0 sometime. 
But I am not going to make a career of it :<)

I guess I'll have to wait for KDE 4.1 to be released. Thanks for your help.  

John Culleton
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