KXStitch, KDE software to create cross stitch pattern and chart, released version 2.2.0. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04.
KXStitch is a program that lets you create cross stitch patterns and charts. Patterns can be created from scratch on a user defined size of grid, which can be enlarged or reduced in size as your pattern progresses. Alternatively you can import images from many graphics file formats which will allow you to reduce the number of colors and to restrict the conversion to full stitches or optionally use fractional stitches. You may also use images as backgrounds allowing you to trace over them. These imported images can then be modified using the supplied tools to produce your final design.
KXStitch 2.2.0 was released silently. No release note, no changelog. According to the project commits, it’s a bug-fix release with fixes for Qt 5.11 compile issue, importing images for V6 of ImageMagick, and many other issues.
How to Install KXStitch 2.2.0 in Ubuntu:
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/kxstitch
Type user password (no asterisk feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.
2. Then check updates and install the software either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands:
sudo apt install kxstitch
To remove KXStitch cross stitch software, either use Synaptic or run command in terminal:
sudo apt remove --auto-remove kxstitch
The PPA can be removed via “Software & Updates” utility under “Other Software” tab.