Drawpile is a Free software collaborative drawing program that allows multiple users to sketch on the same canvas simultaneously.

Drawpile 2.1.15 release

Dec. 7, 2019

Version 2.1.15 is now out. This release primarily contains improvements to the server and a couple small new features to the client application.

One important new feature is support for "portable" mode. If Drawpile is started with the command line option --portable-data-dir PATH, it will store all its configuration in the given path. This allows you to copy the entire Drawpile folder to a USB stick and have all your settings travel with it.

Another new feature is related to the upcoming "Communities" section on the website. There is a new button titled "Add" in the Join dialog. When clicked, Drawpile will try to access http://SERVER-NAME/. If it finds a HTML <meta> tag with the name drawpile:list-server and a URL in the content, Drawpile will add it to the list shown in the dialog.

Server changes:

  • Added support for list server API 1.6
  • Added ext_host and ext_port fields to status API endpoint
  • Abuse report token can now be set via admin API
  • List server whitelist can now be edited via the API
  • Fixed memory leak in admin API
  • The server can now also serve web admin site static files
  • Server-gui: Added "welcome message" field

Bugfixes and improvements

  • Drawpile-cmd: OpenRaster export format now works
  • Added command line option to override data and config paths (portable app mode)
  • Added "closed" session list filtering option
  • Added "Add" button to join dialog for adding the server's associated list server

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