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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by modmans2ndcoming on Mon 8th Feb 2010 18:27 UTC in reply to ".NET"
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The core of the application that does all teh hard stuff was a copy and paste job. He rewrote it in Cairo so it could take advantage of the Linux GUI features that lack support if you are using Mono's winforms implimentation (which is just there for a convenience to get your .net app up and running quickly).

A Java app would be equaly as "portable" if the developer used a native set of widgits on windows that had limited support on Linux and OS X.

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