Beginner query for contributing to Krita

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Fri Dec 16 11:06:08 UTC 2016

Hi Nidhi,

Let's get you started. Have you already managed to build Krita? It
is possible to build Krita on Windows or OSX, but it is much more
complicated than building on Linux. For Linux, David Revoy's
guide is still the best one:

For Windows and OSX, you can start here:

You will probably need help if you follow that route, because it _is_
a lot of work. 

Please join us on irc, #krita on freenode, and just stay around so 
you can get familiar with the community.

As you say, Krita is a big project, and it can be daunting to get started.
It helps if Krita is also something you want to use yourself, so you
can figure out where things are missing. It might be the best idea to
browse the wishes on bugzilla to see what appeals to you:

Depending on what interests you most, you can implement new algorithms,
or work on gui features. If you're interested in animation, check for
wishes reported by Bollebib, there are quite a few, and he's almost
always on irc if you need help figuring out what he wants :-)

On Fri, 16 Dec 2016, Nidhi Gupta wrote:

> Hello,
> I am Nidhi Gupta, a first year B.Tech ICT student studying in DAIICT.
> I am interested in contributing to development of Krita software.
> I have two years experience in C++ and I have started learning Qt from
> youtube lessons.
> I tried to understand junior job bugs of krita, but in vain.
> I would love to learn the things required to work on big projects and to
> solve bugs.
> I was hoping that if someone could mentor me, I would be able to know if I
> am on right track or not.
> I have plenty of time and dedication to learn and implement.
> Please do consider me, I wouldn't disappoint.
> Thank You.

Boudewijn Rempt |,

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