Hey, so I tried bringing this up on twitter (I was @nerdgasrnz talking to @MyPaintApp) but I’m sorry if I didn’t give enough info in the few tweets I had. Basically, concerning this issue: I’m not sure if this was relevant information, or if this would aid in MyPaint’s development and bugfixes, and I was afraid of mentioning it on GitHub for placing this information in the wrong area.
I’ve been drawing with MyPaint 1.0 (32-bit) on a Microsoft Surface 3 (not pro) with Windows 10 (64-bit.) I also have Wintab drivers installed so that I can use the surface stylus with it and my other drawing software. And it does get the Surface 3 and 4 stylus to work properly. I tried this on a whim one day and it just… worked? It was very weird, but I was very excited so I just ran with it ever since.
I know that development or issue tracking for 1.0 isn’t supported (hence why I’m talking about it here), but I can’t test the later versions of MyPaint on my Surface because they’re virtually unusable. However MyPaint 1.0 has pressure sensitivity, and works for me, so I’ve been using it to make art on my surface. (It’s still my favorite painting software, after all)
However, versions of MyPaint after 1.0 don’t work on this device. I’ve tried from tumagonx’s 1.1 builds all the way up to the latest 1.2 builds (including the builds with the supposed Surface fix- didn’t work for me, but I’ll report on that another time on GitHub)
So like I asked on twitter: is this information at all helpful in resolving mypaint 1.3+'s Pressure Issues? I know it’s mostly a GTK+ error, but I really don’t think this information about the pen pressure working in an older version of MyPaint/GTK on the Microsoft Surface should go unnoticed. And to be completely honest: GNOME’s bug tracking website confuses me with it’s user interface and I’m not sure if I want to waste my or anyone else’s time trying to figure out how to do that just to file or echo a report that’s already been made.
But anyways, related to that note: Has MyPaint always been developed with GTK? And is there a possibility of MyPaint being developed with a different code, such as the same one Krita uses? Or is there legal stuff in the GNU license that I don’t know about that’s the answer to that question? Would that be considered a fork software?