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Paint.net on Android (desktop mode not mobile app of course!)

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Hey guys,

I was wondering if in the future there could be a port for Android of Paint.net?

 

I use it a lot (thanks for this awesome tool btw!!) and I am trying to stop using computers and use only smartphones thanks to the desktop mode.

The only problem is that android is missing things on software side. Paint.net is one application that I would love to use there.

 

NOT as a mobile app. But as a desktop app with mouse cursor/window mode. As you can do with Samsung Dex, Huawei EMUI or the newer Android 10.

 

I'm using a Honor-View-20 on a <snip> and it's really a great desktop experience. It's just sad that so many software are still missing...

 

Thanks

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No plan for now but maybe in the future? :D

 

Maybe I could work on a port myself if that interest you. Is the source open for such ? I never wondered if your project was an open source one.

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There are no plans because the source code to Paint.NET is over half a million lines of code that relies on the .NET platform. 

 

Android doesn’t have the .NET platform on it. 

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17 minutes ago, PaulJ said:

With https://dotnet.microsoft.com/apps/xamarin it would not be possible to build without too much modifications?

 

Correct, it would not.

Paint.NET still has many Windows dependencies that aren't even part of .NET.  For example: WIC, Direct2D, and DXGI.

 

36 minutes ago, PaulJ said:

NOT as a mobile app. But as a desktop app with mouse cursor/window mode. As you can do with .... the newer Android 10.

 

I'm not sure what Android 10 has to do with anything here. Mouse and keyboard support was added in Android 3.1, and multi-window support was added in Android 6.

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1 hour ago, PaulJ said:

No plan for now but maybe in the future? :D

 

Maybe I could work on a port myself if that interest you. Is the source open for such ? I never wondered if your project was an open source one.

 

No, not now and not in the future. Paint.NET is not open source.

 

This project is not happening. I already said as much. I realize you're enthusiastic about the idea, and that's a really great attitude to have, but I'm definitely not enthusiastic about it. So please let it rest.

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10 hours ago, BoltBait said:

the source code to Paint.NET is over half a million lines of code that relies on the .NET platform. 

 

When you read that - it should  make everyone realise just how ridiculously cheap the Store version is for the work that goes into maintaining/ improving it

Also a measure of Rick as a person for not capitalising on it and still releasing the Classic for the good of the programme and users

 

Not forgetting the plugin writers who make it what it is too.  I'll be buying the people I rely on a decent coffee when my next commission cheque comes in

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