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[2]: .NET
by qbast on Tue 9th Feb 2010 10:55 UTC in reply to "RE: .NET"
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2010-02-08

Well, you could copy&paste system-independent painting algorithms even if they were written in C++, so it is not much of an achievement. .NET and Java promised to take care of system-dependent stuff (like gui, networking, threads) too. The difference is that Java with SWT and Swing actually delivers on this promise.

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RE[3]: .NET
by katelin on Tue 9th Feb 2010 12:49 in reply to "RE[2]: .NET"
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2008-10-06

and .NET w/ Gtk# fulfills that promise too.

Paint.NET isn't even hindered from running on Linux because it uses Windows.Forms, it's hindered because Paint.NET calls out to win32 C/C++ libraries.

If the author had chosen to use Java and SWT, it would still have the same problems.

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