Published 23rd October, 2014
It’s been about a month since we last published new development builds… And a lot has happened in the meantime. Now, before everyone starts downloading, a warning:
THIS BUILD IS REALLY EXPERIMENTAL
And we mean it. Not only does this build include a month of Dmitry’s work, but we also merged in Mohit Goyal’s Summer of Code work. That touched a lot of stuff… There is at least one known crash — the sketch brushes are broken. We’re working on fixing, but we need more testing! Please join the forum and report your findings!
Okay, so what’s in here?
Let’s take Mohit’s work first:
Next, Scott Petrovic has been putting a lot of polish on Krita!
Dmitry Kazakov has worked on the transform tool. While the cage tool got plenty of fixes, he also implemented a whole new mode: liquify. This needs testing now! Now the transform tool option pane is seriously overloaded…
If you’ve got a good proposal for a better layout, please share your ideas on the forum! Right now, Dmitry is working on the next part of the Kickstarter feature list: non-destructive transformation masks.
Boudewijn Rempt did some more OSX porting work — the file dialogs should now be native and work correctly — and started working on loading and saving resource blocks, layer styles and transparency masks in PSD.
And we’ve got a nice icon clean-up, too, courtesy of Wolthera and Timothée.
Sven Langkamp has worked mostly on the MVC branch, which is where we’re trying make Krita open more than one image in a window. He got it stable enough that we could start testing for real, and Wolthera dove in and made reports… There’s a lot of work to be done here!
So, here are the new builds:
For Windows, I’ve added a zip file next to the MSI installer. Unzip the zip file anywhere, go into krita/bin, double-click krita.exe and you can test this build without breaking your real installation. Remember — this build is not ready for daily work, it’s experimental.
For OSX, here’s a new DMG. Other than the file dialog fix, there’s no new OSX specific fixes in here. We’re still mulling over ways to fund a proper OSX port, among other things.
For Linux, Krita Studio users have access to a package for CentOS 6.5, and Krita Lime has been updated for Ubuntu users.
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