Krita 4.2.1 Released
Published 5th June, 2019
Hot on the heels of 4.2.0, we’re releasing Krita 4.2.1. Most importantly, this release fixes an issue where after painting for a long time, Krita would become slow because the undo stack would grow infinitely. There are other fixes, too: saving and loading .kra files containing vector layers with image names using non-latin1 characters has been fixed, too. Some fixes are by new contributor Carl Olsson, others by new contributor Dmitry Utkin, many thanks!
Here’s the full list of fixes:
- Fix slowdown after a longer period of use (BUG:408255, BUG:408133)
- Fix loading vector layers when the image name is not latin1 (BUG:408280)
- Fix rectangular grid spacing limits incorrect after resizing canvas (BUG:408166)
- Fix layer properties window draws on top of other application windows (BUG:408170)
- Fix the posterize filter to use non-linear sRGB for computation
- Allow the animation render to start at frame 0 at all times (BUG:408198)
- Enable the Select Opaque actions for group layers (BUG:408236)
- Check whether the drive still exists before creating a temporary directory for animation rendering (BUG:408246)
- Prevent the user from deleting locked layers when pressing shift-del too quickly
- Fix copying and duplicating vector layers (BUG:408028)
- Fix Krita’s canvas being transparent on Linux when built against older versions of Qt (BUG:408225)
- Fix possible small delays at the beginning of a stroke (BUG:408133)
- Fix folding/unfolding when clicking on a layer thumbnail
- Fix undo/redo when working with guides (patches by Summer of Code student Tusooa Zhu)
- Fix reversed Python API guides lock/show states (BUG:408113)
- Make the minimum size for brushes consistent through the application
- Make the auto brush spacing precision values consistent (BUG:359453)
- Improve selection behaviour on the layer docker (BUG:408002)
- Fix macOS zoom and rotate icon getting stuck (BUG:404321)
- Fix the vector stroke style propagating to other vector objects (BUG:407683)
- Fix the Document Tools plugin (BUG:408146)
- Fix the layer name being deselected when opening the layer name editor (BUG:400357)
Our builds of Krita 4.2.1 are also updated to use Qt 5.12.3, which should solve some problems with drag and drop; there might be new problems with display scaling on Windows, though, since the experimental patches for Qt that we used for 4.2.0 now give conflicts.
Note for Windows users: if you encounter crashes, please follow these instructions to use the debug symbols so we can figure out where Krita crashes.
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