Drawpile 2.1.2 Stable release

March 9, 2019

The first stable release of the 2.1 series is now out.

If you haven't yet tried out the beta, check out the 2.1.0 release announcement for a list of all the new features.

Version 2.0 and 2.1 sessions can coexist on the same server, but a 2.0 client cannot join a 2.1 session or vice versa. Since it may take some time until everyone has updated to the new version, version 2.0.11 is still available in the release archive. An updated build of 2.0.11 is available as a ZIP package that does not need installation, so both version can be run side by side.

Feature changes in 2.1.2:

  • Brush dab max spacing is now 999% and max brush size 255px. These sizes are available via the spinboxes.
  • Implemented fixed layers (a generalization of the old background layer feature)
  • Added Vietnamese translation

Bugs fixed in version 2.1.2:

  • Fixed crash when using flood fill on an canvas without any layers
  • Fixed crash when trying to reset after resetting to the very beginning of the history
  • Clicking on the layer show/hide glyph no longer selects the layer
  • OpenRaster: the xres and yres values are now preserved
  • Fixed canvas not appearing immediately when login dialog was closed
  • Fixed chat username line breaking
  • Fixed Recolor (and other modes) in non-incremental mode


Drawpile 2.1.1 Beta

Feb. 17, 2019

The second beta of the 2.1 series is here. This release fixes a large number of bugs that were discovered in 2.1.0 beta (as expected.) For a list of new features in 2.1, see the 2.1.0 release announcement.

Features added in this version:

  • Added support for ext-auth avatars
  • Added server configuration options for disabling avatars
  • Added copy merged action (like copy visible, except background is excluded)

Bugs fixed:

  • Pressing the OK button in the login dialog could crash the application
  • Fixed mouse cursor ghosts when switching tools
  • Autoreset threshold can now be set even when session size is unlimited
  • Autoreset would sometimes fail to work
  • Fixed missing layer attributes after a reset
  • Censor layer flag is now saved in ORA files
  • Fixed ORA file loading regression
  • Background window is no longer raised when notification balloon is shown (Windows specific bug)
  • Fixed onionskin mode settings initialization
  • Fixed zooming when outside the usual zoom range (2.1.0 regression)


Drawpile 2.1.0

Feb. 13, 2019

After a long wait, Drawpile 2.1.0 beta is finally here.

This is the first release of the 2.1.x series, which is not compatible with the 2.0.x series. (The 2.1 server supports both 2.0 and 2.1 clients, however. See the version compatibilty chart for details.)

As the first release of a new incompatible series, this is a beta release. Once all the potential showstopping bugs are found and fixed, 2.1 will become the new stable series.

Read on for a list of new features and changes.


Drawpile 2.0.11

Aug. 14, 2018

Version 2.0.11 is now out. This is a minor bugfix release.

Changes in this version are:

  • Server: fixed OP status auto-restoration for users who used the "become operator" feature
  • Server AppImage: updated libmicrohttpd to version 0.9.59
  • Fixed a crash caused by dragging&dropping a layer that was deleted during the drag operation
  • Fixed unsetting shortcuts which have a default value
  • Changed default "session settings" shortcut to F9, to avoid collision with the default (Windows) fullscreen shortcut F11
  • Added a nicer set of presets for the brush palette
  • Sending USR1 signal to drawpile-srv now restarts the internal web-admin server
  • Updated Chinese translation


Drawpile 2.0.10

March 17, 2018

Version 2.0.10 is now out. This is a minor bugfix release.

Changes in this version are:

  • Server: improved protection against data loss if server is terminated abruptly
  • Wintab relative tablet mode (mouse mode) hack must now be enabled explicitly, since it can cause glitches for normal tablet users
  • Removed tablet bug workaround mode (no longer necessary with the improved tablet event handlers. It now cause more problems than it fixes.)
  • Bugfix: creating layers with duplicate IDs is no longer possible
  • Bug workaround: the server now autokicks a user who is de-opped while resetting to prevent the reset image from garbling the session
  • Server: added a new option for automatically clearing database log history
  • Fixed crash when replacing current canvas with a new one while a selection existed
  • macOS version is now built with an older Qt version to restore support for older OSX versions