Drawpile 1.0.2 Has Been Released

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 1.0.2, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Fixed crash when smoother was set to zero
  • Server: added command line option to enable split recording mode (new recording for each snapshot)
  • Server: /force_snapshot command can now be used outside debug mode
  • Fixed stretched selection contents if selected area was (partially) outside the canvas
  • Chat URL autolinker now accepts more characters in the fragment identifier
  • Retcon simplification: just discard the local fork on conflict rather than replaying
  • Strokes are started immediately even when smoothing is enabled
  • Ports in autolinked URLs are now recognized
  • Dedicated server: added –welcome-message parameter
  • Fixed “reset size” for polygonal selections
  • Improved recording index file generation
  • Active selection is no longer cleared when switching from rectangle to lasso tool
  • A link to unhide age restricted sessions is now shown in the session selector
  • Bugfix: remember selected listing server in session finder dialog
  • Improved UI lockup prevention when receiving large amount of commands
  • Smarter image sending: avoid sending blank images
  • New feature: area sampling for color picker
  • When opening a drawpile:// link, rather than connecting directly, the join dialog is shown

Installation instructions:

Up to date Drawpile packages are available via the GetDeb repositories, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf and Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet systems 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.

How to install DrawPile on Ubuntu 15.10 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 wily-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install drawpile

How to install DrawPile on Ubuntu 15.04 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 vivid-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 15.10 or Ubuntu 15.04, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove drawpile

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