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Krita: Eight hours to go! Get the special reward! Pro open source painting on Windows/Linux/OSX. Help us add 24 powerful new features!
Krita: Eight hours to go! Get the special reward! Pro open source painting on Windows/Linux/OSX. Help us add 24 powerful new features!
Krita: Eight hours to go! Get the special reward! Pro open source painting on Windows/Linux/OSX. Help us add 24 powerful new features!
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Get Krita on OSX!

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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...

http://www.valdyas.org/~boud/krita_osx_2.8.79.0.tgz

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):

cd ~/Downloads

Untar that package:

tar -xvf krita_osx_2.8.79.0.tgz

Go into the package:

cd krita

Run krita:

./krita.sh

And please tell me whether you have success or not! I've had two prototype testers already who reported success to me :-)

kokobin, Simon LeGrand, and 14 more people like this update.

Comments

    1. Creator Frank Bremer on July 10, 2014

      Thank you for the info.

    2. Creator Krita Foundation on July 10, 2014

      Hi Frank,

      The popup palette is hidden because the opengl canvas is on by default. No idea why that hides the palette on OSX, but if you disable opengl, it becomes visible.

    3. Creator Frank Bremer on July 10, 2014

      Hi Krita-Team.
      You have done a great job for porting Krita to Mac OS X. This is a great project and I think it is worth to have pledged for it and to go on this way.
      On my Mac Pro (2013) and with an Wacom Cintiq the 2.8.79.11 version works fine, except that the pie-menu (right mouse-click) doesn't appear. I can select colors and brushes, but I don't see anything of the menu UI.
      More of this, when I have time to dive deeper into it.

    4. Creator Krita Foundation on July 9, 2014

      Hi Karlis,

      Is this the OSX version you tried? If so, please check the last version, which is actually a proper app bundle. If it's the Windows version, please try re-installing.

      For Windows: http://heap.kogmbh.net/downloads/krita_x64_2.8.79.11.msi

      For OSX: http://www.valdyas.org/~boud/krita-2.8.79.11.dmg

    5. Creator Karlis Stigis on July 9, 2014

      "Essential application components could not be found.
      This might be an installation issue.
      Try restarting, running kbuildsycoca4.exe or reinstalling."

    6. Creator Paolo Limoncelli on July 2, 2014

      As twitted @Krita_painting it worked fine on my MBPR, Mavericks and Intuos Pro, with pressure and tilt recognized well. Speed is very good for such a pre-alpha prototype :)
      Great job!

    7. Creator ben on July 1, 2014

      Here is the terminal output....
      $ ./krita.sh
      kbuildsycoca4 running...
      kbuildsycoca4(2037): "applications.menu" not found in ("/Users/ben/Library/Preferences/XDG/menus/", "/Users/boudewijnrempt/dev/i/etc/xdg/menus/")

      kbuildsycoca4: dbus unavailable (not compiled). not signaling...
      >>>> mac: running kbuildsycoca
      appDir "/Users/bschram/Downloads/krita"
      Done running kbuildsycoca. Exit code 0
      QProcess: Destroyed while process is still running.
      QIODevice::setTextModeEnabled: The device is not open
      dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: ___sincos_stret
      Referenced from: /Users/ben/Downloads/krita/lib/kde4/kritacolorselectorng.so
      Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

      dyld: Symbol not found: ___sincos_stret
      Referenced from: /Users/ben/Downloads/krita/lib/kde4/kritacolorselectorng.so
      Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

      ./krita.sh: line 4: 2038 Trace/BPT trap: 5 MacOS/krita

    8. Creator ben on July 1, 2014

      "wonder if there's anyone out there who still has 10.8"
      --------------------------
      No luck here on 10.8.5

    9. Creator Trevor Dodd on June 30, 2014

      Got it working on my MacPro 5,1 with 10.9.3. Early days but it seems great. Backed it on Kickstarter. I am really impressed with what you are doing.

    10. Creator Krita Foundation on June 30, 2014

      Hi david,

      Yes -- this is really, really early days! For once thing, Krita will assume you'll only have 1GB of memory... There are many, many more of those issues!

    11. Creator david prommer on June 30, 2014

      It runs in OSX and it runs nicely, although little slow... Would be cool if selection tool could be adjustable, same as in Gimp (drag and resize), and if you could easily make round corners with a rectangular selection tool... And thank you... <3

    12. Creator Bo Jönsson on June 30, 2014

      Love your work.
      Runs with "WARNING: We didn't manage to switch off VSync on your graphics adapter."
      OSX 10.9.3 Macbook Pro retina 2012
      Will send glxinfo output

    13. Creator Krita Foundation on June 30, 2014

      Hi Josep,

      I guess that clinches it: Krita built on Mavericks won't run on 10.6 or 10.7. I wonder if there's anyone out there who still has 10.8 -- but I doubt that that'll work either. Unfortunately, I don't have an older mac here to make builds for old versions of OSX :-(

    14. Creator Josep on June 30, 2014

      I tried on a computer with OS X 10.9.2 and it worked just fine, but with an ancient iMac running 10.6.8 it didn't start, it showed this log on the terminal:

      ./krita.sh: line 3: 310 Segmentation fault MacOS/kbuildsycoca4 --noincremental./krita.sh: line 4: 311 Segmentation fault MacOS/krita

    15. Creator Frédéric Momméja on June 30, 2014

      Works like a charm! Wonderful job guys!
      OSX 10.9.3 Intuos3

      Can't wait the right-clic ability... ;)

    16. Creator Henrique Perticarati on June 30, 2014

      Mac OS X 10.9.2
      It worked just fine! :)

    17. Creator Krita Foundation on June 30, 2014

      Hi Paolo,

      Yes -- that seems very likely. I think I'm using 10.9 on my mac mini, and I guess that a build against the latest version won't run on earlier versions of OSX. I wonder what I can do here, since I'm by no means an OSX expert and we've only got the once machine.

    18. Creator Paolo Acampora on June 30, 2014

      this is great, I'm surprised we are that forward on the osx front.
      A friend of mine is reporting an error

      ./krita.sh: line 3: 3492 Segmentation fault: 11 MacOS/kbuildsycoca4 --noincremental
      ./krita.sh: line 4: 3494 Segmentation fault: 11 MacOS/krita

      mac os 10.7.5
      imac 2.5 ghz intel core i5
      16 gb 1333mhz ddr3

      maybe it's something with 10.7 version?
      thanks

    19. Creator myster0n on June 30, 2014

      I backed this project as an OSX user with no hope of seeing it on OSX, as it was the super stretch goal, but you people are amazing. It WORKS!
      Now let's get that remaining ~1200€ in the next 9 days. At least.

    20. Creator Víctor Gómez on June 30, 2014

      OMG!!! It works on OSX. It's great!. Thanks!!!.

    21. Creator Pablo Gil Fernández on June 30, 2014

      It's working here =)

    22. Creator cecile caplier on June 30, 2014

      Oh my fucking god it's a dream, my dream is coming true *-* ! It works great !!! Thanks a lot, it's a very impressive first step ! Huuuuuuuge ! I'm on an osx 10.9.3, macbook pro 7.1. No problem for me except the cursor disappear when i use the color picker with shortcut cmd on brush tool.

    23. Creator Seyi Ogunyemi on June 30, 2014

      Wow … it worked! Time to up my backer tier. :)

      System Version: OS X 10.9.3 (13D65)