Website update

May 21, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

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, 8 p.m.

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, 1 p.m.

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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