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: Agree 100%
by bralkein on Wed 25th Nov 2009 20:59 UTC in reply to "Agree 100%"
bralkein
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2006-12-20

KDE's Kolourpaint seems to do all of the things you ask for. It is available as part of the kdegraphics package. I don't think it does all of the things Thom wants, others have mentioned Krita from KOffice as perhaps being better suited to that kind of thing.

It would be kinda useful to have something at the same level as Paint.NET, but to me it's not a major big deal compared to some of the other issues outstanding on the Linux desktop.

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RE[2]: Agree 100%
by another_sam on Thu 26th Nov 2009 20:46 in reply to "RE: Agree 100%"
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2009-08-19

I would also choose Kolourpaint.

About its Qt GUI, two options:
1. How much do the basic KDE libraries to run Kolourpaint weight? If it isn't that much, they could be shipped with Ubuntu.
2. How much would cost to port Kolourpaint to GTK+? Could it be done by more than a person at a time? I think the problem is relevant enough to, if it makes sense, assign several people to work on it.

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