CinePaint and Debian

An update on our Debian situation.

– CinePaint removed from Debian testing because Debian has dropped GTK1.

– Thanks to Kai-Uwe Behrmann, CinePaint supports GTK2 now.

– CinePaint’s Debian maintainer retired. Nobody to upload GTK2 CinePaint.

– Thanasis Kinias, who’s posted CinePaint bug reports since 2006, has objected to Debian about CinePaint being removed.

– Ongoing discussion at

– Aedan Kelly may become the new maintainer. He’s a maintainer for Sidux, a Debian-derived distro (

– Trying to find out what we need to do next.

  1. Good work. I'm using Mepis 8, Pclinuxos dosnt work very well on my pc. I hope to have Cinepaint again, is a great application. Cheers.

  2. Appreciate your efforts to get cinepaint back into Debian.
    As a cinepaint user without deep technical skills (I am a photographer)I have changed my main desktop distribution from Debian Lenny to PCLinuxos Digital Photography edition where I have cinepaint and a good selection of other photography tools to work with.

    Just thought I’d let you know

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