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Surprisingly, Krita from an unofficial Ubuntu's repo seems to work better than Debian's official

Posted 08-16-2015 at 12:42 PM by the dsc
Updated 08-16-2015 at 12:46 PM by the dsc

Krita "lemon", from some unofficial "neon" project, of Ubuntu, but running on Debian testing/Sid/Stretch.

I know it goes against all sorts of recommendations from both Debian and Ubuntu, perhaps even computing in general, but it seems to work fine so far.

The official version was quite slow to start up (to the point that sometimes I thought it simply wasn't going to ever start). And maybe it's just a difference between the versions (2.8 vs 2.9), but there are some GUI improvements, like the "new image" dialog not being a full-screen dialog, mostly empty, with the OK/Cancel at the farther bottom right.

Installing it required me to uninstall some things, though, like calligra-write or something, and karbon, parts of the calligra suite. But I wasn't really that much hopeful that it would work at all, I just thought I'd probably be able to repair the situation if it didn't work.

I didn't thought it was even "possible" to compile and run KDE pieces independently at that level, it seemed to me it's a much more inter-dependent monster. I wish I had taken a look at the size of the binaries to compare.

BTW, the unofficial repository even lists the "neon" project as a dependency, but so far the regular Debian KDE worked just as well.


There's still no support for .kra or .ora files in geeqie or even gwenview, though. Sigh. You're better off previewing them on Konqueror File Manager, or Dolphin, if you're a poor soul that doesn't know how KFM is incredibly superior.
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