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Kolourpaint

rocall01
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Kolourpaint

Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:37 pm
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Hi All

I'v just got interested in KDE now that its available on the mac as a kind of framework, I'v briefly used it on BSD in the past but didn't give it a chance because of the windows feel.

I moved to the mac about two years ago after the Intel switch which ment I could still use windows apps like Solidworks in BootCamp (I'm a product design engineer and can't wait for OSX Siemens NX6 to be released). Anyway the one thing I completely took for granted in windows was MSpaint and there's just no substitute on the mac until now!

I'v tried all the simple raster editors I could find, pixen, seashore, paintbrush etc. even Painting in Apple works 6 but none have the simple functionality of MSpaint. In particular the ability to change the canvas size and image size independently of each other using nothing but drag handles. I find this indispensables and missing from all other editors except Kolourpaint.

I think Kolourpaint could become the defacto bitmap editor for people who have migrated from Windows (most people) and who need a simple one in OSX. This in turn will lead to people learning about kde and its other apps like kruler which I just found and like, also now that I have KDE on my mac I might give Amarok a go (which I wouldn't otherwise do as I haven't been looking for a replacement for Itunes).

Anyway despite all this optimism Kolourpaint is not working properly yet on my mac (but it will I'm sure).
I installed the KDE 4.1.2 packages on my macbook 1.83G Intel Core Duo 1GB ram Intel GMA 950 :( Graphics running leopard 10.5.5.

It loads and looks good but the white canvas does not appear and can't properly be drawn on! (although the invisible canvas can be cropped using the drag :) handles)

I don't know if this is an issue with the Kolourpaint package in KDE 4.1.2 (which I know is in an early alpha stage) or if the problem lies in my install?

That's why I started this tread, to here other users experiences with Kolourpaint on the mac!

Thanks, KDE on the mac looks very promising!
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RE: Kolourpaint

Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:08 am
Good news: It's not a bug in the package.
Bad news: kolourpaint looks like that when you compile it yourself too.
Solution: bug report @ bugs.kde.org. Don't forget to add your OS and a screenshot :-)


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RE: Kolourpaint

Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:32 am
Created a Bug report!

Print screen: http://picasaweb.google.com/ok1979quick ... 0866518546

 
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