Google ends Picasa support for GNU / Linux

Google A clean-up has begun within the projects that have been maintained so far, and among those that ended up in the garbage is Picasa guidance on GNU / Linux.

In google blog you can see the official announcement:

We launched a WINE-based version of Picasa for Linux in 2006 as a Google Labs project. As we continue to enhance Picasa, it has become difficult to maintain parity on the Linux version. So today, we're deprecating Picasa for Linux and will not be maintaining it moving forward. Users who have downloaded and installed older versions of Picasa for Linux can continue to use them, though we won't be making any further updates.

Which more or less translates to something like this:

In 2006 we released a version of Picasa based on WINE as a project of Google Labs. As we continue to improve Picasa, it has become difficult to maintain parity in the version for Linux. So today, we are throwing away Picasa guidance on Linux. Users who have downloaded and installed previous versions of Picasa guidance on Linux they can continue to use them, although we will not release any subsequent updates.

You really don't have to make a drama out of this, since in GNU / Linux we have similar applications like Shotwell guidance on Gnome y digiKam guidance on KDE, but hey, whatever it is, it is a limitation for all those users who want to use Picasa en Linux.


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  1.   Courage said

    Look, I said they were bastards, but you were fucking funny

  2.   sieg84 said

    Although I have never used it, when it works with wine, it won't work on linux (the windows version)?
    Or did google do circus, rope and theater to make it work?

    1.    Courage said

      I guess so, but without Wine it was much cleaner.

  3.   pandev92 said

    It was a disgusting application, look that they could have done it with a little code in qt and they start to do it with wine, lazy lazy lazy, we will have to make a third-party application, but I think there are better services than this.

  4.   Bob fisher said

    As long as the Windows version under wine continues to work well….
    Greetings.

  5.   Merlin the Debianite said

    The truth is I never used that program so I don't see what the drama is XD

  6.   Jamin samuel said

    A good good option could be Pinta 1.2

    1.    sieg84 said

      Pinta is for editing, like Gimp or Krita, Picasa is of the Shotwell and digiKam type, manage and edit.

  7.   They are Link said

    I used Picasa at the time to upload the photos to my album, but for a while now I ended up programming an uploader in Python and Google's libraries.
    They may no longer provide support, but with their API I think someone would program something

    1.    sieg84 said

      curious your user anget.
      Gwenview has that option to import / export to picasa.

    2.    Rayonant said

      Gthumb also has the ability, both to upload to flickr, as picasa and several others.

      PS: sieg84 the useragent is that of a Nintendo DS

      1.    They are Link said

        Almost right, it's from the Nintendo 3DS.
        If it were the NDS, the Opera logo would surely appear

  8.   Stow Kewoto Fume said

    We do not lose anything, the version of picasa for linux was non-smoking

  9.   Mauritius said

    I had no idea that it was a version of Wine, but it seemed strange to me how Windows 98 it looked, honestly it was one of the worst applications for Linux, ugly, slow, heavy, etc. Since I have my photos folder synced with Spideroak, I don't use Picasa web, so I won't miss it.

  10.   alunado said

    I stay in time with gimp and manage the images locally. Never use this program. Not even in the times I was on the dark side. It is that you cannot give place or interest to every shit that a company proposes. There is so much useful to learn in the world of free software !!! (and i'm so lazy)

  11.   xxmlud said

    Good!
    Sorry to relive this post, but I am a Picasa user. In the blog I have not seen any guide to install this application.
    Here you have a Link for all those who want to install it.
    - http://www.webupd8.org/2012/01/install-picasa-39-in-linux-and-fix.html

    Greetings.