Update (dec 3): As it happens, Robin Rowe wrote an entry on Cinepaint’s blog with more precision about the situation. It looks like things are moving in the right direction. Thanks Robin for stepping up.
I hope this entry will not make matters worse; but while reading and pondering the last posts on Cinepaint’s developers mailing list, I decided to blog about the issue.
As it happens, Oyranos (the Color Management System that Cinepaint uses) is not included in Debian. So in the ongoing effort to bring back Cinepaint to Debian (and Ubuntu), color management will be disabled in Cinepaint. First suckage.
The second one is that following the issue, Kai-Uwe Behrmann decided to leave the project. Kai-Uwe was one of the core developers of Cinepaint (in color management, porting Cinepaint to GTK2, and so on). So this is a second major suckage.
Again, I don’t want to start a flame war with this entry. But it would be cool to have someone willing to help and support Oyranos in Debian – hoping this is doable, since Oyranos uses Elektra which (in turn) is not included in Debian either
But this would mean 1) a color managed Cinepaint (yeah!) 2) a chance to see Kai-Uwe back to the project (yeah!). Let’s not give up, we don’t have so many open source photo apps.