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: valanator
by bralkein on Mon 8th Feb 2010 19:46 UTC in reply to "valanator"
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Apparently they reused a lot of code from the original Paint .NET so obviously that wouldn't have been possible if they had gone with Vala instead.

I know what you mean though, I don't actually believe that there is much risk with Mono what with the MS community promises and everything, but even I would think twice before using it just because of the amount of hysteria surrounding the whole thing. Choosing Vala would probably be a more politically astute choice in many situations. Oh, and there is always C of course, but only for the real masochists ;)

P.S. This isn't a dig against Mono, I actually think C# is a decent language, but the stinky FUD cloud IS present and I personally would want to avoid it.

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