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
- Text annotations
- Tablet pressure sensitivity
- Image may be rotated freely while drawing
- Built-in server for hosting shared sessions
The latest version available is DrawPile 0.8.1, which has been recently released. For more information about the changes and enhancements brought by the latest version, see the release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install DrawPile 0.8.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra.
Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing DrawPile 0.8.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16 is easy. All you have to do is add the repo to your system, download and export the key, update the repo index and install the drawpile package. Like this:
$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu saucy-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install drawpile