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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Comment by jaklumen
by jaklumen on Tue 9th Feb 2010 10:50 UTC
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So Pinta occupies a niche. What's the big deal about that?

I understand the distancing from C#/Mono for those that don't want to have anything to do with proprietary entanglements (such as the worries with Tomboy and Microsoft threats). But I rather enjoyed Paint.NET when I still used Windows, and I suspect Pinta's primary appeal will remain with that userbase. Oh, and I'm a Gnome user. KDE just did not grab me. Of course there's always alternatives; such is the nature of the beast in GNU/Linux, always.

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