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Krita for Windows? When?

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Re: Krita for Windows? When?

Wed May 15, 2013 7:56 pm
There is a new windows download since Sunday on the usual download page at KO GmbH. It probably doesn't fix your freezing problem because, well, I cannot reproduce that on my windows laptop, desktop or ultrabook... But it's got quite a few general bugfixes in any case.
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Wed May 15, 2013 9:38 pm
I was wondering about that freezing issue as well since it kept me using 2.6.2 but I'll happily report that it is no longer an issue with 2.7.8 on Win 7 64-bit. I cannot thank you enough for this great (and getting better) software!
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Wed May 15, 2013 10:46 pm
I missed it.
Guess what - maybe you couldnt reproduce that freezing, but... you fixed it anyways :D It is working like a charm so far. That is what I was missing on Windows. Great job!
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Fri May 17, 2013 11:50 pm
Hello, using the latest standalone version on windows ( 2.7.8.0 ) , i started playing with the layers blend mode and noticed that it's very broken there.
When selecting a new blend mode for a layer, after developping the category i want, if i decide to change the blend setting, i notice many categories in that drop down menu have disappeared, then if i manage to find the blend mode i just enabled and disable it, it can enable another one without my inputs or will , losing or gaining one of the a lost category again in that drop down menu.
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Sat May 18, 2013 5:16 am
Great job guys on this windows build. I've been having a ball playing with it. Much better load up time, no crashes so far and the tools are wonderful. I'm really giving this software a renewed look. Thanks everyone. :D


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Sat May 18, 2013 7:02 am
borghis wrote:Hello, using the latest standalone version on windows ( 2.7.8.0 ) , i started playing with the layers blend mode and noticed that it's very broken there.
When selecting a new blend mode for a layer, after developing the category i want, if i decide to change the blend setting, i notice many categories in that drop down menu have disappeared, then if i manage to find the blend mode i just enabled and disable it, it can enable another one without my inputs or will , losing or gaining one of the a lost category again in that drop down menu.


I've had reports of the same issue on Linux. We're investigating it, but haven't found the solution yet. It's https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=318326.
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Tue May 21, 2013 1:14 am
Thank you , good ( well relatively ;) ) to see it's not a problem with the windows version.
Good luck with solving this, it's a rather nasty one as it's breaking a lot of the layer work you can do with Krita.
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Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:36 pm
Hi!

I've made a new Windows installer, and I'd really love some broad testing, because I think we're quite close to something that isn't miles worse than Krita on Linux. You can download it from my KO GmbH webspace: http://heap.kogmbh.net/boud/krita_2.7.8.2.msi.

It has the following improvements:

* OpenGL is supported. Please test enabling OpenGL. Currently it has been tested on a variety of Intel GPU's (2550, 3500, 4000) and a one Nvidia card. For Intel, please install the latest drivers from the Intel website -- I had one laptop with an older driver and the canvas did not work there. Please tell me which whether it works for you, the card and driver version you have and also (seriously) the color of the brush outline cursor!

* No reboot needed anymore. After deinstalling any old version of Krita and Krita sketch, installing this version of Krita doesn't force you to reboot.

* Startup time: krita should start up pretty darn fast now, thanks to sterling work by Patrick von Reth.

* I made the installer from a special branch which includes all new features except for work on resource tagging by Erius and the new filter framework by Dmitry (the latter currently causes crashes on Windows).

* Note that the following features are missing: tiff, exr, opencolorio, openjpeg, palettes.

* There are still a number of known bugs, like duplicated layers are locked and cannot be painted on.

Do tell me your experiences with the opengl canvas, please!
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Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:46 am
Damn! I just checked it and have to say - guys, you have clearly exceeded all my expectations! First of all - installer is LOT smaller, installs quicker (and is showing few artworks when doing it - nice touch). Now - it is starting BLAZING fast. Incredible improvement over last version. It is significantly faster then PS CS6 on my machine - both starting for first time and restarting. Patrick von Reth - sir, you did an OUTSTANDING job!
And Open GL... I havent tried it for a long time so this is just first impression here - works flawlessly making rotating canvas a smooth pleasure! Using brushes is also ok, extending canvas works ok. This is by far one of the best builds of Krita for Windows. I am using GeForce GTX 550Ti, driver version 311.06. Outline of cursor is solid black, no anti aliasing.

Sadly it is still suffering from the problems I mentioned before regarding dockers - more specifically Reference Images docker that is not showing jpgs, also is not allowing to change disks when looking for photos. This is crucial as more people is using SSD disks every day - and no one will store references in their small system disk. I dont remember if I have submitted official bug report for those issues - I will, sorry if I duplicate them.

Thank you for your hard work - it is very big improvement over previous versions!
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Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:06 pm
Hi there,
i just tested this Version. Open GL works fine for me. I had no Problems here on my AMD 7970 with Catalyst 13.1.

Is Krita writing some kind of crashlog?
Here on Win8 i have some random crashes, but i can't realy find a way to reproduce it. A backtrace might help to get it fixed.
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Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:14 pm
Okay! That means that all three gpu families now have at least one success report. We're not writing a crash log, I'm afraid. And on Windows8 my old mainstay, debugview seems to be broken. If you find you can reproduce anything, please do report!
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Re: Krita for Windows? When?

Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:42 pm
Sadly the new installer doesn't work for me.

I've done the following:
-Uninstalled 2.7.8.0 and rebooted
-Installed 2.7.8.2 without an error. Clicking on the Krita icon gave the following message:
"The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package.
This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2318."
-Tried repair option from the installer. No errors.
-Clicking on the icon again:
"Please wait while windows configures Krita Desktop "2.7.8.2"
And after some loading, an error code:
"error 0x00000022"

I've tried installing this morning, and there was a different message instead after a retry.
About a missing DLL (Kparts.dll), but I couldn't reproduce it so far.
I'm using: Windows 7, SP1 64-bit

I hope this info can be useful.
In the meantime I can use the older version or boot up Kubuntu. :)
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Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:54 pm
Can you check whether kparts.dll is in Program Files (x86)\krita\bin? It is in the systems I have tried the installer on. It looks like the installer and your windows setup are disagreeing about something... Do you have other KDE apps installed in Windows?
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Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:08 pm
No kparts.dll there. There are no other KDE apps installed.
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Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:18 pm
Then somehow the install got really messed up... It's definitely contained in the msi. I haven't got a clue how that could happen, though. Is the sha1sum of the downloaded msi 90ef1613690c3b86a8ff3f110f48b4f62e225697?

 
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