johnathanamber Posted November 12, 2009 Share Posted November 12, 2009 Hey, Personal Note: I am just asking honest questions here... no reason to get upset or mad... I am just asking. I love using Paint.NET. It is a great program. I suggest it to everyone who uses Photoshop or who likes Photoshop. Several of my friends have actually converted because it is more versatile with plug ins and such. And if I new the programming language I would participate. I did use Windows. It was easy and most of my sysadmin experience is in Windows Platforms. But I've switched. Mostly because I was tired of having to buy a new OS every several years, I moved to Ubuntu 9.10. I like it and it works well. I can get most anything to work on it... change anything I want... and a plethora of software is available and free... a truly American OS if you ask me... except Paint.NET doesn't work. This was no surprise. Still working on getting this... well... working. Because I love using it. Yes Paint.NET is free... but Windows isn't. I don't want to continue with the price tag to continue running Paint.NET. This i nothing against Paint.NET BTW... you can run it on whatever OS you want. I just hate to have to switch to another, non-user friendly, less intuitive alternative. All that is related to my question.... my question is this... What is this fervour to not allow a port to Linux? Mac I can understand to some degree.... but Linux? It is strictly because Rick, yourself, wants to control the core source code and not allow anyone the ability to write a version in Linux or any other OS? Or is it because you don't want anyone else messing with it? Because of it your baby... just a metaphor. Or is it just that you are tired of all the Linux questions? On that same note; wouldn't it be a good thing that others are wanting to use Paint.NET? It would seem to me that if a large amount of people want to use Paint.NET in Linux, that it would be nothing but a good thing for Paint.NET to have a port to Linux. You can easily assign people to write the code for the port. So you don't have to be completely away from the source code, but at the same time allow others to write the port. All you have to do is monitor it. More publicity as a 'good Samaritan' as to allow multiple platforms to run your great software. I saw your posting about making 'some' of the code available from the newer 3.5 version available to others. But you seemed pretty serious about not letting anyone touch the source code to create a working version in anything but Windows. I just don't understand why it is such a bad thing. Thank you and God bless, Johnathan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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