gpaint switch to kolourpaint

Alkis Georgopoulos alkisg at
Tue Dec 29 06:42:42 UTC 2009

Στις 14-01-2009, ημέρα Τετ, και ώρα 08:28 -0800, ο/η Jordan Mantha
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 6:20 AM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at> wrote:
> > A couple of us have been comparing gpaint and kolourpaint4, and the
> > latter is a far better choice, resembling pbrush a little more closely
> > and seeming to run more stable. I'd like to propose, therefore,
> > changing the seed to contain kolourpaint4 instead of gpaint. It is
> > already in main so this should not be a problem.
> > Whatchall think?
> What I've already done is to keep gpaint in edubuntu-desktop and put
> kolourpaint4 in edubuntu-desktop-kde. One question is how this effects
> the app bundles. I think ideally what we should do is put the common,
> educational, applications in the app bundles and leave the peripheral,
> not-strictly-educational apps for the edubuntu-desktop packages. Any
> thoughts on that?
> In this case I think we need a good, simple paint program and the app
> bundles where we'd put kolourpaint would already have KDE libraries so
> we're not adding additional dependencies. While gpaint isn't totally
> dead upstream we have a number of serious bugs in Launchpad, whereas
> kolourpaint seems largely bugfree in Launchpad and has an active
> upstream as far as I know. So, unless there is an objection I'll be
> putting kolourpaint4 instead of gpaint in the app bundles.
> -Jordan

I'm reviving this because for some reason kolourpaint isn't yet in the
app bundles. We also use kolourpaint in schools here, so it'd be nice to
have it preinstalled. It's in main, and it only adds 1 library and 1 Mb
to the default edubuntu installation:

$ sudo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 apt-get install kolourpaint4
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  kolourpaint4 libqimageblitz4
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 936kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,580kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 lucid/main libqimageblitz4 1:0.0.4-4build1 [59.6kB]
Get:2 lucid/main kolourpaint4 4:4.3.85-0ubuntu1 [877kB]
Fetched 936kB in 2s (449kB/s)        
Selecting previously deselected package libqimageblitz4.
(Reading database ... 193498 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libqimageblitz4 (from .../libqimageblitz4_1%3a0.0.4-4build1_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package kolourpaint4.
Unpacking kolourpaint4 (from .../kolourpaint4_4%3a4.3.85-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.en_US.UTF-8.cache...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for python-support ...
Setting up libqimageblitz4 (1:0.0.4-4build1) ...

Setting up kolourpaint4 (4:4.3.85-0ubuntu1) ...

Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

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