Deep paint and other open source software tools for motion picture retouching and HDR photography with 8, 16 and 32-bit per channel color.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Preparations for 0.25.0 Release

CinePaint 0.25.0 builds in CVS. Would like to release this week. We'll see.

The new version compiles with GTK2 as default. Several people are helping to get CinePaint ready for Debian. When GTK1 was dropped by Debian, that dropped the CinePaint deb, too. Since Ubuntu is based on Debian, CinePaint fell out there too. FYI, I'm building CinePaint on Xubuntu as my current distro.

Kai-Uwe has done a great job adding GTK2 support and revising the autotools files. Work on the FLTK port of CinePaint hasn't stopped, but is slow. I work on it when I have free time, which isn't often. I need to find a way to fund my time in CinePaint.

I overhauled the Download instructions at Lots of new info there on how to get, build, distribute and debug CinePaint. To help several new people who joined the project recently, I've written bash scripts to automate build tasks.


As a professional photographer and writer I would love to put CinePaint to the test.

Just written about my experiences trying out Ubuntu as a platform for for a pro photographer in my blog.

I know nothing about programming, or much about Linux and from what I understand CinePaint is not available under Ubuntu. So looking forward to the next release.

All the best,

By Blogger Paul Indigo, at 19/10/08 11:03 AM  

Thank you for the great job all of you have done for cinepaint. It's light years ahead of that "g*mp" thingy (which incidentally, had stalled)

Was a user of cinepaint long, long time ago (4 years??) and am planning to get my hand dirty again. :)

Anyway, thanks again for the great job from the cinepaint team !

By Blogger ., at 23/10/08 5:41 AM  

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Where's the Latest Version?

<< It's difficult to find out which is the latest release and where to download. Please put a link on the main site to the actual version and update the Sourceforge page. >>

We're working on it. It's harder than it seems because Linux package maintainers are retiring, both from CinePaint specifically and also in general from open source. The packaging effort is significant and getting harder to do with volunteers.

It takes a whole team of people to make all the platforms and distros work. We've been without a Debian packager, but it looks like help is on the way. A Debian packager I met at Open Source Days in Copenhagen last week says he'll help.



Hi! Please, contact people. Will be great to have it to Ubuntu!


By Blogger mangojambo, at 9/10/08 3:06 PM  

This is amazing. Just how much time does it take to check if the release builds on one or two systems and then release source code tarball?

Can we, users, *please* have source code for 0.25.0 when it's out? I don't mind DMGs floating around, but Cinepaint isn't worth investing in a whole new Mac so far.

When we have a released source code tarball, we can ask packagers to make binary builds. When we have no source code packages, we have nothing but old 0.22.

By Blogger prokoudine, at 23/10/08 10:29 AM  

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