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Well, the @krita devs seem to think that a generalised wallpaper function would be interesting. Let me see what I can do.

Whoa. Building was absolutely painless. I saw CMake files, did the usual thing, waited a few minutes, and WHOOP out popped a Krita.

Guess I can start reading its source code now.

Jordi @JordiGH

OMG has the cutest build instructions. These are actually referenced from their official documentation as the canonical way to build it.

How to build Krita... for cats!

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@JordiGH It's the perfect art app anyway. Continue your dive. It's like watching a kid open things up on a fresh Decemberween morning.

I don't know what the hell is wrong with me, but I'm literally in tears reading the build instructions. Tears of joy at first to see the cat being so happy to have built a Krita home and then tears of sorrow to see the cat being so sad that a git update broke the Krita castle she was trying to build.

What is wrong with me... I'm crying over a silly cartoon cat.

@JordiGH someone needs to use this style to write instructions for building debian packages because that has always been so confusing to me

@technomancy I could write those instructions! But I think I would need help from @monkjan to draw some sticks to illustrate them.

@JordiGH Those build instructions were the primary reason I started contributing.

I had over the years collected enough programming knowledge that I could read code and do debugging, but I had no idea how to build a program.

So when those instructions allowed me to build the program, and I came across a bug that really annoyed me, it was easy to go 'might at the least try debugging it'. And then @boudewijnrempt encouraged me to try make a fix and soon enough I made my first patch.

@Wolthera Haha, @boudewijnrempt encouraged me too yesterday in IRC.

OMGOMG @davidrevoy the author of these build instructions is on Masto.


@JordiGH Hey! Thank you for the feedback about my blog post with cats 😺

@JordiGH this is not just a brilliant way to explain installing krita but also an excellent way to explain building any package