12/8/11

How to install MyPaint+GIT

Hi there!
There are lot of things changing in MyPaint's World. These changes are available for linux users by now. For that reason I've asked developers for an easy way to install the latest changes with simple "copy and paste".

This is what you'll get:
- Single window UI by default.(you can change that if you want)
- New toolbar. For "tablet pc" type devices.
- Scratchpad. Mix colors like in a real palette and more.
- New customizable preferences (pen buttons and New polyline option.)
- New Brushes panel with single window (improved UI)

Do you want to be amazed? then continue reading..





This is what you'll get:
- Single window UI by default.(you can change that if you want)


- New toolbar. For "tablet pc" type devices.



- Scratchpad. Mix colors like in a real palette and more.


- New customizable preferences (pen buttons and New Straight lines option.)


- New Brushes panel with single window and tabs (improved UI)



 *NOTE: things could change due the development state of MyPaint+GIT. please note me if somethings happens.
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HOW TO INSTALL MYPAINT+GIT

Step 1
Check if you have any previous MyPaint release installed and make a back up your files if you want to keep them.You have to remove any previous MyPaint release to avoid possible conflicts between the oficial release and GIT release.

Step 2
Open the terminal Aplications/Accesories/Terminal

Step 3
Copy these lines of code line by line and paste in the terminal. ( Ctrl + C here , and Ctrl + Maj + V in the terminal )

sudo apt-get install git-core g++ python-dev libglib2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install python-numpy swig scons gettext libpng12-dev
cd
mkdir source-to-compile
cd source-to-compile/
git clone git://gitorious.org/mypaint/mypaint.git
cd mypaint
scons
cp -a ~/.mypaint ~/.mypaint.BAK
./mypaint


Step 4
To run MyPaint+GIT go to the folder ~source-to-compile/mypaint and run ./mypaint in there

Step 5
To update MyPaint copy these lines of code , line by line and paste in the terminal.

cd ~/source-to-compile/
cd mypaint
git pull
scons
./mypaint

Step 6
If you want to delete the GIT release, delete the folder source-to-compile
and reinstalll mypaint as usual.


Developers love feedback, so if you like MyPaint let them to know it. And if you are a "brave user" ;) you can even participate in the project giving ideas and reporting bugs. This way we'll get a better MyPaint releases in the future wit ..who knows ..your ideas implemented?

More info:


- MyPaint home
- MyPaint forum
-MyPaint bugtracker
- Scratchpad

- MyPaint brushes creation (PDF)