Version: (using KDE 3.5.7)
When opened thus
$ krita (enter)
the application disregards the current working directory and insists on giving a file manager/finder which starts from $HOME, instead, and/or it presents the option of opening some previously opened file(s) which may be in some other directory. I have been informed that krita * ought to work, but if there are non-image files in the same directory then it chokes on them and does not seek the specified image files. Example:
-- some JPEG files, so filter for JPEG is chosen, but also contains
-- a subdirectory, so krita emits an error message saying that the subdirectory cannot be opened, and
-- a bzipped tarball, which krita tries to open and it crashes, and it never gets around to the image files.
Here is the output of ls for said directory:
genius genius3 sonix sonix_with_post
genius.tar.bz2 genius3.tar.bz2 sonix.tar.bz2
genius2 raw0sonix002_ahd.jpg sonix006_ahd.jpg
genius2.tar.bz2 raw0sonix002_org.jpg sonix006_original.jpg
Thanks, I'll look into it. I suspect it's a problem with all of koffice.
The other koffice applications have the same behaviour. Setting to the correct product.
It still happens. Actually, I observed a slightly different behaviour, it seems to open the file dialog from the directory where the last file was opened.
The last comment identified the behavior correctly; the open dialog uses the last used dir and not the current directory as the main usage of gui applications is to start it from the start menu or runner. So we optimize for that and not for the user starting from the command line.
Naturally starting 'karbon mydoc.odg' works like expected.