Krita 2.0 runs!
Thanks to the indefatigable work of Laurent Montel, Adrian Page and Sven Langkamp, Krita 2.0 now starts up. You cannot load an image, create an image or actually do anything but start it, of course. But given the enormity of the task of porting a really big Qt3 application — and one that depends on almost all of the KOffice libraries and KDE libraries — this is a very impressive result.
Porting started March 27. That is seventeen days ago. That we needed seventeen days to get a completely stripped down port of Krita done indicates the enormity of the task, and I think we’ll need more than a month to get Krita back into a shape where we can start refactoring to make use of Qt4’s possibilities, or even adding cool new stuff.
And, of course, we’re dependent on KDE, too. Large and important things like the config system, the XMLGui system and so are currently unavailable, which limits the scope for our porting effort.
But, hey! Krita runs again!