[oclug] corel photopaint
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Fri Apr 13 16:48:16 EDT 2001
On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 03:50:49PM -0400, Gavriel State wrote:
> More a testing issue than a coding one - it does seem to work fine on my Corel
> Linux 1.2 (potato based) machine, even with no printers in the printcap. This
> may also be an effect of the older sysAPS library - did you upgrade?
Temporarily, yes. Then it wouldn't start up at all, so we backed that out.
> As for the rest of the app, the two things that suck the most are mouse tracking
> when using brushes and text rendering. The mouse tracking thing is really odd,
> since it tracks beautifully in Windows and other apps running under Wine can
> track the mouse just fine. The text rendering clips the bottom pixel of your
> font, so you can get around it by drawing text really big and then scaling
> it down.
> The rest of the app is awesome though - beats PhotoShop in many ways. Of course,
> I'm slightly biased...
My wife seems to like it. Good font support under Linux can be tough, so
anything that eases that is great. She uses the Gimp too, but she has some
words for the developers about interface design.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a
good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be
dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead." -- RFC 1925
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