Porting Krita To Qt5 Will Take Some Time, But Is Being Done Right
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 6 April 2015 at 06:25 PM EDT. 3 Comments
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For users of KDE's Krita digital painting / raster graphics editor, the Qt5 port of the program won't be fully ready for at least another half-year, but it's being done right.

Krita developer Boudewijn Rempt has blogged about the current state of Krita 3.0 and how it's going to be the first Qt5-based release. However, after fumbling with the port of Krita from Qt3 to Qt4, the Qt5 porting isn't going to be a rush job to ensure the quality and in not upsetting any Krita users.

He's confident that Krita 3.0 will end up being at least as good as the current Krita 2.9 series. Porting has been going on for one month now and so far Krita starts but you can't do much more than that with this Qt5 version. It's anticipated that the porting to Qt5 / the release of Krita 3.0 will take at least another six months before it's "usable by end users."

Those wishing to find out more can read this blog post about the Krita 3.0 porting progress.
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