Krita 4.1.4 Release Task
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Krita release task


New features:

These all needs to be tested during alpha/beta/release candidate stage, and closed upon release:

Big bugfixes:

Ref this task when you fix a bug, so that we can make a list here :)

Main release TODO :

  • Coordinate with #kde-promo

Code side:

See also:

  • update 3rdparty dependencies to the latest versions
  • update the version of krita.xmlgui
  • update the CMakeLists.txt version
  • update the appstream file
  • update org.kde.krita.appdata.xml 's release tag
  • make a v4.1.0 tag (git tag -a vX.Y.Z -m "krita x.y.z" )
  • push the tag ( git push origin --tags)
  • update create_tarball_kf5's config.ini to use the new tag
  • run create_tarball_kf5.rb (./createtarball/create_tarball_kf5.rb -n -a krita)
  • sign the tarball (gpg --output krita-x.y.z.tar.gz.sig --detach-sign krita-x.y.z.tar.gz)
  • upload the tarball and signature
  • Start the binary builds for Windows and Linux appimage (
  • Start the Mac build
  • mail KDE release coordination <>
  • Send release notes for future Krita versions to
  • create bugzilla version
  • Warn kde sysadmins that we're going to release and that is going to take load


We will mention when packages are done via IRC. You can help us by checking if the package works on your system, and does the following right:

  • Krita starts
  • Localization works
  • Basic painting and most recently fixed bugs are fixed
  • Linux:
    • AppImage x64
    • Snap
    • Notify Krita Lime
  • Windows
    • ZIP64 + DBG [ installer x64
    • Update Microsoft store.
    • Update Steam store
  • OSX
    • DMG package

Packages for this release can be found at:

Communication side:

    1. Pre-release:
  • Update Kiki page

[} Update press pack and page

[} Create release announcement

  • Notify people that they can start making release demonstrations.
  • tumblr
  • BlenderArtists
  • deviantart
  • VK
  • blendernation
  • twitter
  • facebook

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rempt created this task.May 7 2018, 1:03 PM
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rempt updated the task description. (Show Details)May 7 2018, 1:09 PM
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This was also done in the 4.1 branch:


  • POT translation file generation
  • Stylesheet support. (And the stylesheet is used to determine the text-class from the styling put in the svg text)
  • Frames
  • Styling the text.
  • Database reference field

Hey boud and wolthera. Would it be ok to add these feature revisions to the task? They're both in master now. Color Picker Blending Animation Insert N Keyframes with Timing

rempt added a comment.May 18 2018, 7:15 PM

Hey boud and wolthera. Would it be ok to add these feature revisions to the task? They're both in master now. Color Picker Blending Animation Insert N Keyframes with Timing

Yes, absolutely.

rempt added a comment.May 20 2018, 7:41 PM

Note: this release has a full and corrected Simplified Chinese translation:

Tyson Tan

8:20 PM (1 hour ago)

to me

Hi Boud,

It took me MUCH longer than I anticipated to translate every string in krita.pot. More than 7200 strings and 25300 words, but I finally did it! I tried my best to study everything I translated and match the translation to their UI placements and their actual behaviors. Wrong translations are also corrected. The current KDE_CN build contains 95% of my Krita translation. I will ask Guo to rebuild it ASAP.

I hope we can bring Krita closer to Chinese users with this translation as a base. I will continue to take care of Krita's Chinese Simplified translation from now on so it will never go out-of-date.

Do we have plan to translate Krita's installer as well? I can help with that too.

During the translation process, I have discovered some possible mistakes/issues in Krita's original strings. Some of them are making certain strings untranslatable, some of them bring about usability issues. I have written down their contexts/suggestions/descriptions here:

I will discuss with Scott about website's Chinese translation next.

rempt renamed this task from Krita 4.1.0 Release Task to Krita 4.1.1 Release Task.Jul 16 2018, 7:36 AM
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