2.0.2 Slow and crashes, was Re: Crop external image.

JL VT pentalis at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 00:26:49 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 5:02 PM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 14 October 2010 15:50:59 Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
>> On Thursday 14 October 2010, John Culleton wrote:
>> > On Thursday 14 October 2010 09:50:47 John Culleton wrote:
>> > > Is there a way to bring a CMYK PDF into Krita, crop it to a
>> > > desired size, and then save it as a tiff?
>> >
>> > OK Googled on crop and Krita and found that it needs a double
>> > click to complete the crop. Easy but not intuitive for a Gimp
>> > user.
>> >
>> > Now when I try to import a 15 x 12 inch pdf file and set the
>> > resolution at 600 it loads dead slowly and sometimes crashes. I
>> > am using 2.0.2 on Slackware Linux 13.0. Upgrading Krita means
>> > upgrading all of KDE and that is so much work that it is easier
>> > just to install a new distro somewhere on a spare partition. So
>> > what is recommended as a recent, more or less crash proof Krita
>> > and what distro has it?
>> Only starting with Krita 2.3 (which is currently in beta) can we
>> really recommend Krita for end-users. A 9000 x 7200 image should be
>> possible with 2.3, if you have enough memory.
> Thanks for the info. Beta usually means that no distro has it now. Is
> that the case? Or is it available on e.g., Debian unstable?
> Also the KDE Manual that came with my early version of KDE4 is so far
> out of date even for 2.0.2 as to be unhelpful. Is there a wiki
> somewhere or a tutorial that is a bit more up to date?

I share your desire to find software already packaged by third
parties. So far I have avoided compiling packages for almost every
application, except roughly 3 or 4. Out of all those, the only one I
managed to build and use was Krita (I was driven by necessity in this
particular case  :-)  ).

After having built it several times, and even getting a friend
completely new to Linux to both try Linux and compile Krita, I can
safely suggest you compile Krita 2.3 for your own use. It will be
simpler than looking for a packaged version, and the upside is that as
soon as 2.3 is released, you will immediately have it available in
your system.

The tutorial (very accurate and useful) is available here:

There is no way to download only Krita's sources, all of KOffice has
to be downloaded, but then you can choose to compile only Krita (the
instructions are in the tutorial).

For reference, the compilation time takes 25 minutes in my Core Duo
1.66 Ghz laptop.

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