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Version 2.3

Krita 2.3 is still part of KOffice. Some Linux distributions still package that version

Version 2.4

Krita 2.4 has not been released yet. Beta packages are available for many Linux distributions as well as for Windows.


Please go to to download the HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL Windows installer.



Beta packages are available through the following PPA:

You can also use the Project Neon packages:

Ubuntu users can get a nightly build of Calligra with the Project Neon, you need to add ppa:neon/ppa to your sources.list and install project-neon-calligra package.

This script installs project neon and krita:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install project-neon-base project-neon-calligra project-neon-calligra-dbg

In order to run the installed packages you have to logout and choose "Project Neon" from the login screen. Neon always has the latest version, not necessarily the beta releases.


The qt-kde debian project has packages available as well now,Follow these instructions:

Add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb experimental-snapshots main deb-src experimental-snapshots main

In order to get repository key, install the pkg-kde-archive-keyring

aptitude install pkg-kde-archive-keyring

then you can install krita with :

apt-get install krita


Packages are available from the unstable playground repository.


There are no Fedora packages available at this moment.


The ebuild for Calligra 2.4 beta 3, i.e. is in the portage tree as: app-office/calligra-2.3.83. You can use this to install Krita as well; there might be newer versions as Calligra releases more beta's.


Arch Linux provides Calligra packages in the kde-unstable repository


Packages are available in area51.