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[5]: valanator
by FooBarWidget on Wed 10th Feb 2010 10:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: valanator"
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That depends on how you define "runtime". While strictly speaking libc is a runtime, for all practical purposes it's already installed everywhere. If you say "requires the libc runtime" then that would just confuse end users.

Is the kernel part of the runtime too? Is the CPU part of the runtime too? How about the BIOS? I could go on and go on.

I am not interested in the strict definition of "runtime". I am interested in what *end users* would consider a "runtime". Anything that you have to install externally to get the app running is definitely a runtime to them. Anything that's already installed, while strictly a runtime, is not considered a runtime by end users because they don't have to deal with it.

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RE[6]: valanator
by moondevil on Wed 10th Feb 2010 11:59 in reply to "RE[5]: valanator"
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Then by your definition, .Net is not a runtime, because on Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is already installed.

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