Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Nov 2009 17:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu At the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which took place last week, it was announced that the next release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, version 10.04, will no longer carry the GIMP in its default installation. This actually touches upon somethin I've been wanting to talk about, a problem that plagues both Linux and Mac OS X: Paint.NET is Windows-only.
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RE: Hmm... what about Krita ?
by merkoth on Wed 25th Nov 2009 18:54 UTC in reply to "Hmm... what about Krita ?"
merkoth
Member since:
2006-09-22

Krita is a KDE app and including it would pull quite a lot of dependencies that would take even more space in the live cd than The GIMP.

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RE[2]: Hmm... what about Krita ?
by lemur2 on Wed 25th Nov 2009 22:29 in reply to "RE: Hmm... what about Krita ?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Krita is a KDE app and including it would pull quite a lot of dependencies that would take even more space in the live cd than The GIMP.


Krita brings in way, way less dependencies on a KDE desktop than Paint.NET would bring in on a GTK+ - based desktop.

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flynn Member since:
2009-03-19

Krita brings in way, way less dependencies on a KDE desktop than Paint.NET would bring in on a GTK+ - based desktop.

You are comparing apples and oranges here. Have a fair comparison and ask how many dependencies would Krita bring in to a GTK+ desktop?

The article is about the default Ubuntu install, not Kubuntu or KDE in general. Including Krita on the default Ubuntu install would pull in all of kdelibs, which have a bigger disk footprint then mono. Not too mention running Krita in Gnome would mean having to load kdelibs into RAM just for one app, thus making memory usage substantially higher and slowing startup time considerably.

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merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

"Krita is a KDE app and including it would pull quite a lot of dependencies that would take even more space in the live cd than The GIMP.


Krita brings in way, way less dependencies on a KDE desktop than Paint.NET would bring in on a GTK+ - based desktop.
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Seriously dude, I know you're a KDE developer, but this is getting ridiculous.

My point was that including lots of the KDE platform just for Krita isn't a very good idea.

But you knew that all the way right? You just had to make your little trolling. I'm very sure the PR guys at KDE are very happy with you.

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