Get Krita on OSX!
After a couple of weekends of really hard work, I'm estimating about eighty hours, I've got a build of Krita on OSX ready for download...
Note that this is a real prototype. It isn't a proper krita.app package in a nice dmg yet. It misses quite a few things:
- no camera raw import
- no openjpeg support
- no OpenColorIO and OpenEXR support (so no HDR painting)
- all convolutions filters are slow because I haven't use fftw3 yet (but that's true on Windows, too)
- no pdf support
- perhaps some other stuff I've forgotten about...
But it doesn't need fink, macports or homebrew... So this is really a raw prototype, a proof-of-concept to show that it is possible to get Krita on OSX, if we put in enough effort. And we'll need that effort!
Still, it's a huge step forward!
If you want to test this build, download the tarball and open a terminal window. In the terminal window, go to where the package was downloaded to (probably Downloads):
Untar that package:
tar -xvf krita_osx_188.8.131.52.tgz
Go into the package:
And please tell me whether you have success or not! I've had two prototype testers already who reported success to me :-)