How To Install DrawPile 0.9.7 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, DrawPile is an open source drawing program, used for creating sketches. Among others, it enables the users to share the drawing live and draw simultaneously on the same picture. Main features:

  • Antialiased drawing and multiple blending modes
  • Layers
  • Text annotations
  • Tablet pressure sensitivity
  • Image may be rotated freely while drawing
  • Built-in server for hosting shared sessions
  • Chat

The latest version available is DrawPile 0.9.7, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Fixed “host on remote server” dropdown box
  • Fixed crash when reordering layers
  • Added new Retcon synchronization method
  • Removed preview strokes
  • Protocol change: 16 bit layer and annotation IDs
  • Updated server admin API
  • New server admin web app
  • Added context menu to pressure curve editor
  • Added clear button to key shortcut editor

In this article I will show you how to install DrawPile 0.9.7 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it will be soon available via the GetDeb repository, installing DrawPile 0.9.7 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 is easy. All you have to do is add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the drawpile package.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install DrawPile 0.9.7 on Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems:

$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu utopic-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install drawpile

How to install DrawPile 0.9.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install drawpile

Optional, to remove drawpile, from either Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove drawpile

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