to be removed from the ISO krita & kexi

Harald Sitter apachelogger at
Wed Mar 5 10:11:23 UTC 2014

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Harald Sitter <apachelogger at> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan
> <ovidiu.b13 at> wrote:
>> On 04.03.2014 16:32, Phil Wyett wrote:
>> If you cannot have a good image app then have none. kolourpaint is not up to
>> being a well used default app, it just does not have the features. I would
>> add krita as a featured app in discover. Regards Phil
>> I dissagree. People need to have at least the basic image editing
>> functionality. Similarly to how Windows comes with MS Paint. I believe that
>> Kcolourpaint would fit this role.
> What for though? I absolutely fail to come up with an actual use case
> where you would want an application as "simple" as kolourpaint at all.
> On Windows it has sort of a use case for screenshots, since you need
> to paste them somewhere, so that usually ends up being Paint or Word.
> On Kubuntu that use case does not present because we have a nifty tool
> to manage screenshooting.
> For photo management/resizing/cropping you'll want to use Gwenview or Digikam.
> And as was mentioned, for actual drawing or pixel edition (a la
> photoshop) kolourpaint is not smart enough (i.e. lacks features and
> all that).
> Only thing that is left is  "not actual" drawing (e.g. a child drawing
> random stuff to pass time, and no paper and pen were available...),
> hardly a use case TBH.
> So, again the question: what for does a Kubuntu user need a very dumb
> pixmap drawing application?

Oh, FWIW, we do have libreoffice-draw (which is an equally "simple"
drawing application) on the ISO (due to deps from Impress), so
kolourpaint technically would duplicate that.


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