Drawpile 2.1.4 release

March 23, 2019

Version 2.1.4 is now out.

Bugs fixed in this release:

  • Fixed session list sorting in login dialog
  • Fixed crash when resizing canvas
  • Fixed layer access user list going out of sync
  • Fixed navigator focus rect scaling
  • Fixed "registered" level permissions not taking effect on login

New features:

  • Server: session and recording directories are now automatically created if missing
  • Added automatic new release checking
  • Added filter field to user list (event log)
  • Reimplemented navigator user cursors. If you have any comments about this, please see issue #698 at GitHub.
  • Navigator cursors can now be enabled or disabled independently of the main canvas cursors


Drawpile 2.1.3 release

March 16, 2019

Version 2.1.3 is now out, the second stable release of the 2.1 series.

Feature changes in this release are:

  • Righthand side of the viewport is now indicated in the navigator when the view is rotated
  • Navigator now only shows the canvas pixel content. User cursors and other decorations are no longer shown. To improve general drawing performance, navigator refresh rate is capped to 2 updates per second.
  • Chatbox is now restored to 2.0.0 style, but there is now an option to enable a 2.0 style mode. (Right click on chatbox and select compat mode)
  • Added inspector tool. Read more here.
  • Added a users tab to the server log dialog. All users, including those who have logged out, are listed there. The undo/redo and ban commands can be used on logged out users as well.
  • Server change: added support for banning users who have logged out

Bugs fixed:

  • Fixed showing layers in user cursors
  • Fixed crash when changing tools mid-stroke
  • Open/save dialogs now remember the last used folder


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.