gpaint switch to kolourpaint

Alkis Georgopoulos alkisg at
Tue Dec 29 15:19:34 UTC 2009

Στις 29-12-2009, ημέρα Τρι, και ώρα 16:31 +0200, ο/η Jonathan Carter
> I think the Ubuntu philosophy of including one good app for a job by
> default has served it well.

My point is just about that. Gpaint was never "one good app" for
drawing. Any kid that used it to draw a picture knows that. That's why
it's not included anymore in a default Ubuntu installation.

Before upstream work in Gpaint was halted, Ubuntu used it because there
weren't any good alternatives, and including kolourpaint would require
211Mb to satisfy its KDE dependencies.
But in a default (=Gnome) Edubuntu installation we already have all the
KDE libraries, so dependencies are not an issue. We save 1 Mb by
removing gpaint, and need 1 Mb to include kolourpaint. And it fits nice
with all the other KDE edu apps in there.

About upstream work in gpaint, I don't see any. It's mainly been dead
since 2002, with only some work done in 2007. Sure, the debian
maintainer recently fixed some bugs, but no upstream work is done.


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