Roadmap discussion for 2.9 and 3.0

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Mon Feb 24 08:56:53 UTC 2014

On Friday 21 February 2014 Feb 22:10:33 silvio grosso wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Regarding the plans for Krita (2.9 and 3.0) I am wondering how difficult would be to have a portable version (for Windows)?
> In essence, you should only need to download a zip file (7zip or whatever) and you might unzip it on your location (folder): that's it :-)
> By doing so, you might even start Krita from your usb pendrive :-)
> No more folders scattered on your system (e.g. %AppData%)

Not too hard, though you'd have to take care that krita gets unzipped to a writable location. And we'd need to get rid of the KDE plugin systems, or at least the dependency on sycoca, so this will be easier after the Qt5 port.
> More precisely, I am thinking about a 64 bit portable version (not a 32 bit one).
> Nowdays, IMHO, whenever it is possible, it does not make much sense to use a 32 bit version...
> Gimp has already this option. At present, you can download portables versions both from the stable [1] and unstable versions [2].
> BTW, another interesting open source software (QT 5.2) is Shotcut [3] which sports the portable option as default (both on Windows and Linux).
> Needless to say, IMHO, this option has a lower priority compared to the other ones...
> Improving the shortcuts backend would be extremely cool for instance.
> As you know, with Gimp, you can download a text file (ps-menurc) with all Photoshop shortcuts and adopt it as your default option.

In principle, Krita supports this too, with the input/shortcut profile system, but for shortcuts it's well and truly broken.

Boudewijn Rempt,,

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