Drawpile 2.0.5 Release

June 26, 2017

Version 2.0.5 is now out! This release brings many general usability improvements and fixes a few bugs.

Bugs fixed in this release:

  • Fixed flood fill expansion (regression)
  • Fixed concurrency problem in recording playback (controls out of sync with actual playback)
  • Fixed zooming with ctrl+stylus motion
  • Fixed language changing
  • Fixed tool selection when "select all" command was used and the rectangular selection tool was already selected
  • Fixed a bug in the server GUI that could reset server settings

Usability improvements:

  • The number of remembered host addresses is now limited
  • Enter and Esc keys can now be used to end or cancel Bezier curve drawing
  • If a selection exists, undo first undos the selection transformation
  • Improved latency hiding behaviour (avoids blinking strokes while drawing caused by repeated canvas rollbacks)
  • Canvas is now locked on autoreset and a notification chat message is sent
  • Layer selection is now restored after session reset
  • Removed "persistent session" option from the host dialog (this option was misleading since persistence may not be available on the target server. Once a session is started, it can be made persistent via the session settings dialog if the server supports it.)

New features:

  • Added a built-in tablet testing tool
  • Added an option to hide the server address in the status bar
  • Added an option to disable tool toggling shortcut
  • All admin HTTP queries are now logged
  • Added a log file for debug messages

Linux specific fixes:

  • Fixed server build with systemd integration enabled
  • Qt version in AppImage downgraded to 5.6, as tablet hover events are broken in Qt 5.7 and newer

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Website update

May 21, 2017

The website has just received a technical overhaul. While the overall layout remains the same, the site is now powered by Django. (Previously, it was a static site generated with Hyde.) This makes it possible to add dynamic features in the future, such as username registration for the public server and user galleries.

The source code for the website is now fully open and can be found at github. I will accept pull requests if you have ideas for improvement or even just typo fixes.

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Drawpile 2.0.4 Release

April 25, 2017

Version 2.0.4 is now out! This release introduces new features, but also fixes a couple of bugs.

Bugs fixed in this release:

  • Fixed user lock and OP status getting out of sync with the server when joining back to a session
  • Added missing error reporting if image saving fails

New features and improvements:

  • There is now a dedicated brush slot for an eraser (eraser mode is permantenly active in this slot)
  • Eraser as a separate tool is back. The eraser tool works works just like the freehand tool, but it only uses the new eraser slot
  • Switching the currently selected brush into eraser mode is now done with a new shortcut: Ctrl+E
  • Added a new tool for drawing Bezier curves
  • A size limit can now be set for the flood fill tool to protect against accidental fills.
  • Flood fill tool now has an erase mode

And last, but not least, is the new Room Code feature.

When you announce a session, the list server assigns a random five letter code to it. This code can be entered into the server address box in the Join dialog in place of the full session address. All listed sessions get a room code, but it is most useful with the new private session type. When the listing mode is set to private, the session will not appear in the public list, but you still get a room code. This way, when you want to invite friends to a session but do not want to make it visible to the general public, just set the listing type to private and send them the room code.

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Drawpile 1.0.3 Release

April 17, 2017

Version 2.0.3 is now out. This release fixes some more bugs and restores some UI features. If you've been holding back from the 2.0 series because of the missing brush choice buttons, this is the release for you!

This release introduces the following changes to the UI:

  • Brush selection buttons (1-5) are back!
  • Brushes and the tools that use them are now decoupled: any brush can now be used with any tool
  • Any brush can now be switched into eraser mode
  • Consequently, the Pen, Brush, Watercolor and Eraser tools have been merged into a single Freehand tool. Which mode it works in now depends on the selected brush.
  • The maligned tool preset pie menu is now replaced with a brush preset dock
  • Restored 'X' shortcut key to swap between primary/alternative colors
  • Smoother behavior now matches version 1.0.6

This release also fixes many bugs:

  • Fixed application crash when merging layers
  • Fixed invisibly locked layers (strokes would disappear after drawing)
  • Fixed empty canvas after reset (caused by mixing of non-reset and reset messages during auto-reset)
  • Fixed missing ctrl/alt modifiers when using a tablet stylus
  • Fixed server crash when a new user joins
  • Fixed lockup when squishing selections
  • Fixed "connection error" when username contains non-ASCII characters (server AppImage specific bug)
  • Session timeout setting now works as it should

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Drawpile 2.0.2 Release

March 27, 2017

Version 2.0.2 is now out. This release fixes the bug that would lock up the application when a session was reset, and many other bugs. It also adds a new logo contributed by Leandro Pacheco. In many ways, this is the release version 2.0.0 should have been.

Changes in this version include:

  • Fixed returning from fullscreen mode to maximized window
  • Fixed server crash when terminating an announced session
  • Restored missing "lock dock positions" feature
  • Messages received during reset while session history is full are now dropped (mitigates auto-reset loop of death)
  • Fixed layer selection after current layer is deleted
  • Separated layer delete & merge menu items
  • Various session template related fixes
  • Session history size is now displayed in the status bar
  • Fixed lockup on reset when navigator was visible
  • Reset no longer clears pinned chat message
  • Fixed "hide from self" layer menu item
  • Fixed selection moving when selection is partially (or completely) outside the canvas
  • Fixed Windows XP and Vista compatibility (32 bit version)

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