Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Feb 2010 13:23 UTC, submitted by kragil
Graphics, User Interfaces You may remember that back in November last year, I wrote about the lack of a decent Paint.NET-like application for Linux (or, more specifically, for Gtk+ distributions, since Qt has Krita). As it turns out, this compelled Novell employee Jonathan Pobst to code a Paint.NET clone in Gtk+ using Cairo. Version 0.1 is here, and it's remarkably advanced for something so young.
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RE[2]: Linux
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 8th Feb 2010 13:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux"
Thom_Holwerda
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Why should the guy reinvent the wheel when he can use MIT-licensed code instead that is proven to work well?


Because Paint.NET is Windows-only. There's a lot of stuff in Paint.NET that's written FOR Windows. A port would inevitably be broken, incomplete, and always outdated. A native Gtk+ version, using Paint.NET code where it makes sense, is a a much better approach.

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