Krita portable.

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Tue May 1 11:11:00 UTC 2012

On Tue, 1 May 2012, Simon Legrand wrote:

> Hi. Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the welcoming message.
> There is in fact a very large/desperate need for a Linux photoshop
> replacement in the world of VFX. I would very much doubt that Krita
> hasn't been used already quite a bit in some of the larger studios. I
> know I have many times for all sorts of purposes. When I didn't have a
> windows machine with photoshop or when I couldn't be bothered firing
> it up, I very often used Gimp and Krita. And I'm not alone.
> Right now it's actually hard for us to get sys-admins to get off their
> bums and install the latest and greatest. Most studios are constrained
> to Centos 5 by Autodesk and the Foundry who only offer support on
> Redhat systems. Most of studios use centos because it's free redhat,
> so they get the free part to install on their 40k core + render farms
> and they also get support from Autodicks. I mean Autode$k.
> If you truly want Krita used in films I can promise you that if it
> appears in the centos 5 and up repos it will be used more and more by
> very large studios. And I'll be happy to report my own use of it on
> films as well.

CentOS is weird, though, even for someone who's been using Linux since 
1993 or so...

I saw this message on boot, after which booting hung for a while, making 
me reach out to the panic button

Memory for crash kernel (0x0 to 0x0) notwithin permissable range.


Anyway, that's just to show that we're entering an unknown territory here.

Which additional/external repositories (from are okay to use 
when creating a package?

I noticed that out of the box, there's no git and so on, and that the 
cmake version is pretty outdated.

Would a standalone tgz package of Krita be enough? I think we can create 
that. Getting an rpm into one of the extra repos might be trickier, we 
need to find a volunteer/sponsorship for that.

Boudewijn Rempt

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