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 Delgarde on Mon 8th Feb 2010 19:59 UTC in reply to "valanator"
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Wouldn't it be more useful to use Vala? It's pretty similar to C# so it would be easier for that crowd to adopt it.

Not really. The Vala syntax is based on C#, but it's not just a straightforward copy, such that C# code will compile unmodified. Nor does Vala provide the .NET APIs (or runtime), so anything using (e.g) .NET collections classes would need to be rewritten to use glib equivalents instead.

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