This blog post quotes an excellent video I got shared by a friend, which thoroughly debunks why performance improvements should not be allowed in production applications.
This blog post explains the rationale behind the new G’MIC-Qt plugin we ship as part of Krita 5, and how to build and package it.
It has also been published as the new README.packagers.md in the Krita repo.
This blog post draws on my experience adding reading and writing support for our app, and is intended to clarify the ambiguities in the official standard.
It’s been quite a while since my last post. Exams for my teaching certification have not gone as expected – had to pull out after being flattened in quite a critical one…
Buuuut! I am glad to announce that the SeExpr documentation is now available in the Krita manual!
You should be able to use Disney’s SeExpr for fun and profit as soon as the next nightly.
Thank you all for helping out!
#krita, can’t remember their exact nick, asked if it was possible to run Krita on ARM-based computers, specifically the Raspberry Pi 3B+. AFAIK, no one has tried to do so, so I will tell you: yes, it is possible! (Although it will run as slow as a turtle!) This work took me the whole weekend, but it was an excellent experience as well as a wonderful way to test our infrastructure.
A key warning before moving on: DO NOT TRY THIS ON YOUR PI. It will be unbearably slow 😄 I built mine with a Ryzen 7 with 12 threads and it still took me two 12-hour shifts!
This post covers three steps: setting up the build environment, compiling the dependencies and Krita itself, and finally packaging the AppImages themselves. As per the official instructions, we’ll target Ubuntu 16.04 ARM. I chose the
armhf port to match the Raspberry Pi’s default distro, Raspbian. I also tested
aarch64 – see the last section for the necessary changes.
I’m glad to announce the third alpha of my GSoC 2020 project. For anyone not in the loop, I’m working on integrating Disney’s SeExpr expression language as a new type of Fill Layer.