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New Release Ready for Testing

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New Release Ready for Testing

Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:06 pm
I've created two new installers of the Krita desktop. These contain all the hard work of the past month or so. There are three notable features:

* The improved Wacom support, which should now work with more graphics tablets that support the wintab standard and which should give much smoother and nicer painting.
* A much improved OpenGL rendering, where at low zoom levels (<50%) the rendering should be really nice.
* The G'Mic plugin that enables many G'Mic filters to be applied to layers

And of course a host of bug fixes. This is still an 'alpha', that's to say, we've still got a month before we start creating beta's for the upcoming 2.8 release. From now on, the focus will more on bug fixing and less on refactoring :-)

* http://heap.kogmbh.net/downloads/krita_x64_2.7.8.25.msi
* http://heap.kogmbh.net/downloads/krita_x86_2.7.8.25.msi

Please give this build a test. Unless some real showstoppers turn up, I intend to make this release public on the download page tomorrow.
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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:55 pm
Hi Boudewijn,
thanks a lot!
Unfortunately the opengl problem in nvidia cards persists: When activated I do not see the canvas. I tried all the possible combinations in the opengl settings.


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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:11 pm
Yes, that's not fixed -- I'm waiting for the nvidia card to arrive on my doorstep so I can fix that :-)
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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:15 pm
Thank you! Will give it a run after finishing work - report later.

[Edit]
So far I didnt ran into some bigger issues. Only annoying thing is that no matter what I set my pen buttons to - it does ignore it and still I have switched right click with middle click on stylus. On mouse it works as it should - on stylus lower button works for panning and upper for what should be right click menu.
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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:46 am
Looks and feels good.
1. The warp tool is really slow and unusable on my machine, Core I7 3770k 16 GB RAM.
2. When I have rotated the canvas and reset the canvas view, no input from the Wacom intuos 4 seems to go to the canvas section, but if i move my pen to the outside of canvas it starts to work again.

Admire your work guys! Krita is a real piece of art, both on Linux and Windows.
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Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:30 am
Two things I've noticed that are peculiar to this version:

1. Brushes/presets that are copied to the brushes and paintoppresets folders don't appear in Krita.

2. I have the Krita shortcut set to run maximised, but after the initial screen, the main window doesn't fully maximise (even though the "restore down" icon is visible, which suggests it is already maximised). Restoring down and then maximising fixes it though, so this is a pretty minor issue.

Appreciate all the hard work,

(c:


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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:47 pm
Chris Jones wrote:Two things I've noticed that are peculiar to this version:

1. Brushes/presets that are copied to the brushes and paintoppresets folders don't appear in Krita.

2. I have the Krita shortcut set to run maximised, but after the initial screen, the main window doesn't fully maximise (even though the "restore down" icon is visible, which suggests it is already maximised). Restoring down and then maximising fixes it though, so this is a pretty minor issue.

Appreciate all the hard work,

(c:


.kde is not the folder for custom stuff in this newest windows build, the new folder is just labeled "krita". Move your stuff there for them to show up in Krita. User/appData/Roaming/krita is the path now.


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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:46 pm
Oh right, thanks!

Another minor thing: When loading an image and selecting "Save As", spaces in the file name are replaced with %20.


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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:17 am
Oops... That's definitely a new bug!
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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:23 am
Oh guys! I have to love you!

Just arrived from a trip a couple of days ago, I was a week ago with Ramón Miranda at Blendiberia in Spain, and was talking to him that I'd love Krita to work on Windows so I could use it as my main texturing/concept painting software!

What is my surprise when I arrive home and see that while I was off, you've got the campaign to get the Graphics Card and some big improvements in the Windows Version! I've been trying it, and I have to say that I already love Krita on Windows, and for what I've seen so far, I think I can start use it in production already! :D

THANK YOU!!

As a side note, just noticed that the Wrap Around Mode isn't working (I really was looking forward to use it hehehe) :P

Good job so far, and keep it going! I'll share some paintings very soon! :D
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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:47 am
Hm... Wraparound mode certainly works for me with the latest builds -- on Windows, with the nvidia card.
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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:48 pm
ah, blendtuts, are you sure you have opengl drawing turned on when using wraparound mode?
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Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:21 pm
Wrap around works for me just fine under windows 7 64bit, latest build with OpenGL turned on. I have no clue how to turn it on in menu but pushing "W" works.
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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:39 pm
works ok for me to.
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Re: New Release Ready for Testing

Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:00 pm
Oh, ****!!! I wasn't aware of Open GL option! You just made me even happier!! It works as a charm! :D Thank you! Rotating the canvas also runs much more smoothly with Open GL... tss I guess I wasn't aware enough about the developement!

 
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