Warning : the method presented in this article are too old to be applied now. Use this information at your own risk.
To give you an idea, those versions are the one I used for working on the Mango concept-art in February. So they are very fresh for stable package and it's a very good news ; you can now install them in Kubuntu and have a professional workstation ready. Ideal also for new users.
For brave testers , contributors :
Also , I advice you to read also the comments of this blog post, other users may wrote interesting warning or other useful infos.
Gimp 2.8 RC 1
# installing a remote package repository address sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp # update the package repository list on your computer
sudo apt-get update # install the package updated , dependencies will follow
sudo apt-get install gimp
to update Gimp :
Note : if you installed a previous Mypaint version , uninstall it before from the software manager.
# preparing a folder for storing the sources cd mkdir sources cd sources # installing dependencies sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev git-core g++ python-dev libglib2.0-dev python-numpy swig scons gettext libpng12-dev liblcms2-dev libjson0-dev
# download the last sources git clone git://gitorious.org/mypaint/mypaint.git
# enter the directory , compile cd mypaint scons # and run ./mypaint
to update Mypaint :
# going to the sources folder cd ~/sources/mypaint/ # update the sources git pull # recompile scons # and run ./mypaint
note : You can install the dev version to all your system to can 'Open with' and also have it in your main menu. This is not clean because the code goes where package extract too, but at least on every method I tested ; it's the only one who works.
sudo scons prefix=/usr/local install
sudo scons prefix=/usr/local install --clean
# preparing a folder for storing the sources cd mkdir sources cd sources mkdir krita cd krita # installing manually dependencies sudo apt-get build-dep calligra sudo apt-get install liblcms2-2 liblcms2-utils git xserver-xorg-input-wacom oxygen-icon-theme kde-runtime wget liblcms1-dev kdebase-runtime systemsettings qt4-qtconfig qtcurve libwpg-tools libwpd-tools poppler-utils opengtl-tools libcxxtools-dev # download the script wget http://krita.org/builder/calligra-creative_build-script.sh.tar.gz #unpacking it with the right to execute tar -xzvf calligra-creative_build-script.sh.tar.gz #remove the archive rm ./calligra-creative_build-script.sh.tar.gz # launch the script ./calligra-creative_build-script.sh # wait, it will be long. # In case of problem - it will probably happen - ask for help on the script forum page.
# Note : Sometime when it breaks during compile, relaunching the script is a good idea
# ( I had to do it on 2 install test )
post install fix :
# edit your profile file for a useful redirection kate ~/.profile # paste this two lines at the end export KDEDIRS=$KDEDIRS:$HOME/sources/krita/calligra/calligra-inst export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/sources/krita/calligra/calligra-inst/bin # reboot , Krita will be installed.to update Krita :
# go on your source folder cd ~/sources/krita/ # launch the script again ./calligra-creative_build-script.sh # wait, it will be long , but faster than first compile. # In case of problem - it will probably happen- ask for help on the script forum page again.
Bonus : the tester survival kit
# go to the directory of your sources # identify the updates with git log git log # scroll to a older safe state in the commit and copy the commit number # ex : '30438af012555ee67a825ecc626a589cbdd999ce' of a week ago when all worked # tell git to go back in time at the commit address git checkout 30438af012555ee67a825ecc626a589cbdd999ce # then compile again
# go to the directory of your sources git checkout master # then compile again
Update : testing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ( main edition )
All the informations for tester I wrote above works also on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS main edition ( screenshot of my test , to proove it ) , and so , I guess it will be the same for Xubuntu and all *.buntu/Mint/gnome-shell based on this release. I tested it deeply and it would be to long to explain what I dislike in it, so I'm back to Kubuntu, but I wanted to let you know about the compatibility of my 'how-to'.
I hope you liked it. I need to proof test it all of this on a new install. If you have good feedback, share it.
Now I'm back to my drawings .
* : also read previous article on previous Kubuntu version : kubuntu 11-10 for digital painting