DEC
17
2006

Call for Krita Paintings

Now that Krita 1.6.1 has been out for a little while, I think it's time to bring the Search for Artwork under the attention of the public again. In order to have some nice content for the Krita website, we are looking for people that can create some nice artwork with Krita. So if you made some nice drawing with Krita, there's always the possibility that it can get featured on the Krita site.

NOV
19
2006

Konqueror and the router

After our previous router died after a lightning strike, we got a new one. Since that new one was active, though, I had the strangest experience: when my KDE session reloaded my Konquerors, it would often claim the hosts did not exist. That's quite a big WTF, I'd say. For some reason, all DNS requests stopped working over UDP for a small while. (Manually dig'ing with +tcp worked.) Which is pretty annoying if your session also starts Akregator, which also wants to look up lots of hostnames.

NOV
5
2006

Cool KDE discovery of the day

For people like me, who are addicted to Klipper: Klipper has search as you type. Just click on the icon, and start typing away! Only the parts of your paste history that match the typed text will be shown, the irrelevant entries will be hidden. This allows you to set the history size to a huge value, while Klipper still remains completely usable to handle. This is just so handy, I'm almost sad I didn't know about this before :) Thanks to ThomasZ for pointing this out, or I'd have never known.

OCT
4
2006

KDE4, Krita 2 and fun with SVN

So I was finally forced to switch to KDE4 (again, but this time for real, apparently ;) ) to start porting my Krita 1.6 stuff to Krita 2. Meaning I now have some new and not completely unrelated things to talk about.

SEP
24
2006

Congratulations

Just a small entry to congratulate Boudewijn (and all the other Krita developers, of course!) with his winning (on his birthday) of an award at aKademy with Krita: "Best Application: Krita, Boudewijn Rempt"! Yay! Too bad he was not at aKademy to receive his price first-hand, but I'm guessing the applause was big enough to be heard in the Netherlands ;) Congratulations!

SEP
22
2006

Krita 1.6 - Tablets and Drawing

Hey hey hey, it's time for some more Krita blogging! Let's just hope it doesn't get out of the planet too soon because of blogger messups, or because of lots of 'hey I'm on the plane to Dublin' posts :P
Good, so I'll write a bit about tablet support in Krita 1.6. Essentially, there are 2 things that are both new and noteworthy in this area. Let's start with the first one:

SEP
12
2006

Krita 1.6: Layer Masks

This is a small blog about layer masks, so that Sander can hopefully use it for the documentation (documentation, yay!).

AUG
29
2006

Krita's results of the past summer

Krita participated through KDE with the 2006 Summer of Code by Google. I think the result turned out to be quite impressive and usable. Basically, there were 2 big objectives: create a Bézier tool, and create an 'intelligent scissors' tool, through a common, to-be-created framework. The student that did the programming for this, was Emanuele Tamponi. He completed the project nicely on time, so that the new features can be admired in the upcoming 1.6 release of Krita.

AUG
28
2006

Hello Blog

So, after a long period of nagging by Cyrille and others, I finally got myself a blog. The idea is that I'll occasionally post something about a new Cool Krita Feature, or other stuff I might want to talk about. I think one of the first things I'll write about, once this gets syndicated on Planet KDE, will be the result of our SoC (ooh, suspense!).

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