gpaint switch to kolourpaint

Jordan Mantha laserjock at
Tue Dec 29 14:00:02 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 1:42 AM, Alkis Georgopoulos <alkisg at> wrote:
> Στις 14-01-2009, ημέρα Τετ, και ώρα 08:28 -0800, ο/η Jordan Mantha
> έγραψε:
>> 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:

I don't know if I ran out of time or chickened out, or what but I
don't remember why I didn't switch them. However, in the mean time
upstream has done some work on gpaint and I think it's worth looking
at before tossing it out. If it's not buggy gpaint is probably better
to go with as it's been in Edubuntu for a long time and is a GNOMEy


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