Boudewijn, the Krita maintainer has his first krita-latest.cmg on offer. It seems to be a resounding success to him, with the download number approaching 300 within the first 24 hours already, and some dozen feedback mails. He even found bugs (and fixed them too) which could not have been found without users actually starting to use the current Krita snapshot for real -- by kliking on the krita.cmg file. (Yes, we are also aware of some bugs which are due to the .cmg file -- missing libraries, missing symlinks; these will be fixed with the next krita.cmg). Boudewijn had success reports on Mandriva, SUSE 10, SuSE 9.3, Kanotix, Debian (with kde 3.4, so fairly adventurous debian users) -- but not all could actually import files. Since the package uses a compilation done on a KDE-3.4 system, there seem to be problems on running it on KDE-3.3 systems (So much for our own ABI backward compatibility, no? Uhmmm... or we better blame GCC for this, because it breaks the ABI of code compiled with each new minor version release). We will try and compile one of the next versions on a 3.3 system, and see if that helps (need to find or setup one first). Due to the success, Boudewijn is now a bit concerned, that the 2 Gig downloads caused by his krita.cmg may after all be giving his provider second thoughts. That's why we are looking into providing a klik://krita-latest shortcut via the klik server, that will fetch the copy of the krita bundle from another source than boud's server.
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