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== Repository Information ==
== Repository Information ==
There are two versions of Krita in development: 2.9, which is the stable branch and based on Qt4 and merged with Calligra, and 3.0 pre-alpha, which is based on Qt5.
* 3.0: https://phabricator.kde.org/source/krita/
* 2.9: [https://phabricator.kde.org/diffusion/CALLIGRA/ https://phabricator.kde.org/diffusion/CALLIGRA/]
* 3.0: [https://phabricator.kde.org/diffusion/KRITA/ https://phabricator.kde.org/diffusion/KRITA/]
== Build Instructions ==
== Build Instructions ==
The full set of Krita 3.0 master dependencies:
Please check the manual: [https://docs.krita.org/en/untranslatable_pages.html Contributors Manual]
=== Dependencies ===
The full set of dependencies for Krita 3.0 pre-alpha:
* [http://www.qt.io/ Qt 5], at least 5.4 is required, but the newer the better. You need the following components:
** Core
** Gui
** Widgets
** Xml
** Network
** PrintSupport
** Svg
** Test
** Concurrent
** OpenGL (optional, but really, really recommended)
** Quick (optional, for sketch/Gemini)
** DBus (optional)
** X11Extras (only on Linux)
* The following KDE Frameworks:  
** extra-cmake-modules
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/karchive/html/index.html Archive]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kconfig/html/index.html Config]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kwidgetaddons/html/index.html WidgetAddons]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kcompletion/html/index.html Completion]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kcoreaddons/html/index.html CoreAddons]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kguiaddons/html/index.html GuiAddons]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/ki18n/html/index.html I18n]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kitemmodels/html/index.html ItemModels]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kitemviews/html/index.html ItemViews]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kwindowsystem/html/index.html WindowSystem]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kio/html/index.html KIO (optional, only on linux)]
** [http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/kcrash/html/index.html KCrash (optional, only on linux)]
* The following required packages
** Eigen3
** Exiv2
** lcms2
** GSL
** Boost (headers and the boost system library)
** zlib
** libtiff
** libpng
** libjpeg
** perl (need to check if this is really true, I doubt it)
* The following optional packages
** SharedMimeInfo
** Poppler
** OpenEXR
** pthreads (for G'Mic)
** openmp (for G'Mic)
** curl (for G'mic)
** libraw
** fftw3 (for G'mic and performance improvements)
** Vc 0.7
** OpenColorIO
Krita can be built successfully omitting several optional packages. KIO is for optional thumbnail integration with Dolphin. QtDeclarative is for Krita Sketch. Poppler is for PDF import. GSL is for the transform tool.  Vc is for faster SIMD accelerated painting, and is necessary for a usable painting experience on anything but the smallest canvases.  SharedMimeInfo is for determining file types.  If you want to build Krita without these features, you can omit the package.
=== Linux ===
* For Krita 2.9, David Revoy's guide [http://www.davidrevoy.com/article193/building-krita-on-linux-for-cats Building Krita for Cats] is the best available!
* [[Krita/linuxbuild | Build Krita 3.0 on your favorite Linux distribution]]
=== Windows ===
*[[Krita/Winbuild| Build Krita 2.9.x on Windows]]
*[[Krita/30Winbuild| Build Krita 3.0.x on Windows]]
*[[Krita/Emergebuild| Build Krita 3.x with Emerge]]
*[[Krita/WinPackage | Packaging Krita]]
=== OSX ===
*[[Krita/osxbuild| Build Krita on OSX]]
== Developer guides ==
== Developer guides ==
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* [[Krita/Hacking | Intro to Hacking on Krita]]
* [[Krita/Hacking | Intro to Hacking on Krita]]
* [[Krita/C++11|C++11 usage guidelines for the Krita codebase]]
* [[Krita/C++11|C++11 usage guidelines for the Krita codebase]]
* [[Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/API_Documentation | API Documentaion Guidelines]]
* [[Guidelines_and_HOWTOs|KDE-wide Guidelines and HOWTOs]]
* [[Krita/GetStartedOn | Interesting tasks to get started on]]
* [[Krita/GetStartedOn | Interesting tasks to get started on]]
* [[Krita/Optimization|Optimization tips and tools for Krita]]
* [[Krita/Optimization|Optimization tips and tools for Krita]]
=== Procedures for common tasks ===
=== Procedures for common Developers tasks ===
* [[MakingTarballs|Making a Source Release]]
* [[Krita/MinorReleaseProcedure|Minor Release Procedure]]
* [[Krita/MinorReleaseProcedure|Minor Release Procedure]]
* [[Krita/BigMergeProcedure|Big Merge Procedure]]
* [[Krita/BigMergeProcedure|Big Merge Procedure]]
* [[Krita/FeatureBranchesWorkflow | Feature Branches Workflow]]
=== Procedures for common Manual Writers tasks ===
* [[Krita/FindingNewFeaturesToAddIntoManual|Finding New Features To Add Into Manual]]
* [[Krita/Release/Schedule Krita Release Schedule]]
* [[Krita/Release/Checklist Krita Release Checklist]]
* [https://community.kde.org/Krita/Release/Roadmap Krita Roadmap]
* [https://community.kde.org/Krita/Release/Roadmap Krita Roadmap]
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* [[Krita/Sprint2019]]
* [[Krita/OctoberSprint2018]]
* [[Krita/Sprint2018]]
* [[Krita/MiniSprint2017]]
* [[Krita/Sprint2014]]
* [[Krita/Sprint2014]]
* [[Krita/Sprint2011]]
* [[Krita/Sprint2011]]

Latest revision as of 15:43, 18 February 2019

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This is an index of work sponsored by the Krita community and the Krita Foundation. Note that the Krita Foundation (Stichting Krita) has been instrumental in fundraiser efforts around Krita. The first program, executed during the 2009-2010 timeframe, allowed Lukáš Tvrdý to work full-time on Krita for 24 weeks. This made a massive difference for Krita, solving hundreds of bugs and improving performance and usability of the canvas and many brushes to the level where Krita first became ready for (semi) professional use. Find more details here.

Subsequent fundraisers supported Dmitry Kazakov who brought openGL support to a new level and introduced advanced canvas operations like panning, mirroring and rotation and independent artist Timothee Giet who developed the "Comics with Krita" training DVD as well as a host of other video tutorials on Youtube.



The Krita team has two Wacom intuos tablets, two stylusses and two art pens. They are currently with:

  • Lukas Tvrdy: one tablet
  • Sven Langkamp: one tablet
  • Cyrille Berger: stylus art pen

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