Feb 16, 2020
MyPaint v2.0.0 Released
The release is now officially out, here is the rundown.
Jan 31, 2020
MyPaint v2.0.0 Postponed
The wait will be a little longer.
Dec 20, 2019
MyPaint v2.0.0-beta.0 Released
On the horizon we think we have sighted an actual release!
Nov 9, 2019
MyPaint v2.0.0-alpha.13 Released
A new alpha release is upon us, and we look back on the alphas in between.
- Sep 1, 2019 libmypaint v1.4.0 released
Jan 26, 2019
MyPaint v2.0.0-alpha Released
We have a new alpha builds, that add a bunch of new features. We would like you to download them and test them out.
Dec 2, 2016
libmypaint v1.3.0 released
We have just released libmypaint v1.3.0. Libmypaint is MyPaint’s brushstroke rendering code, in a form that can be used by other programs. You can download signed source for the library from the project’s github releases page, and a limited number of binary packages maintained by us will be available shortly from other places. See the release notes for details of other binaries, and please badger your distribution’s maintainers to get libmypaint included for their next release.
Nov 20, 2016
Fixes are in the pipeline for GDK Wintab
I’ve been submitting a lot of patches to GDK recently, trying to get some of our Windows tablet bugs fixed up. The good news is that I think we’re turning the corner on reliability over there. Tilt should be working soon for fancy devices like the Intuos 5, and I’ve fixed a pair of really nasty crashers for non-Wacom devices. There was also a silly regression that caused pressure to be ignored depending on whether your tablet had an odd ID or an even one (don’t ask, but I’m hoping we’ll be able to close a ton of our own bug reports before long).
Jun 16, 2016
Bounty available for Surface Pro 3+4 pressure issues
People wanting to use MyPaint fully on newer versions of the Surface Pro tablet are willing to pay a bounty for an important bug to be fixed. It’s one where our core development team don’t have hardware available for testing, so not much progress has been made yet. It’s up on Bountysource right now, if you’re intersted in getting this one fixed. You can help by backing the campaign, or claim the bounty by fixing the bug!
May 20, 2016
libMyPaint now uses autotools
MyPaint’s brush engine, libmypaint, now needs to be built with autotools. This reduces its dependencies on things like Python, which is good for projects like GIMP which build against libmypaint. If you used to build MyPaint from git with special scons flags just to make libmypaint as a dependency for some other project, you don’t need to do that any more!
May 3, 2016
Support for Ubuntu 14.04LTS to be discontinued
MyPaint’s testing repository for Ubuntu systems will discontinue support for an important old Ubuntu release shortly. Ubuntu 14.04LTS, a.k.a. “Trusty Tahr”, will no longer be supported by us. If you are using this Ubuntu release, please upgrade to the latest LTS, 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” as soon as you can. Here’s how.
Apr 2, 2016
We have a new prerelease out for you to test. When 1.2.1 is ready, it will be a minor bugfix release. We’re hoping to keep its beta cycle short, so please test this prerelease if you can, and send us feedback.
Feb 2, 2016
MyPaint 1.2.0 now in Debian Sid
MyPaint has been accepted into Debian, ready for arty Debianistas to test. This is great news for people using Ubuntu, Mint, or other Debian-derived distributions too, because those distros pick packages from Debian during their release cycles.
Jan 15, 2016
MyPaint 1.2.0 Released
It’s been a long time since the last stable release, but I’m really happy to announce that MyPaint version 1.2.0 is ready. Windows binaries will be available soon, and Ubuntu packages available for testing through the usual PPA. Expect releases for other operating systems and distros in due course.
Dec 9, 2015
Community Forums Now Open
MyPaint’s shiny new community forums site is open! We’ve set up a beautiful, clean and modern Discourse site in place of the aging old BBS that went dark recently. Whether you’re an old hand or a new user, come and help us build a fresh community of MyPaint users!
Dec 5, 2015
The State of MyPaint.Org
We've been working hard to get our replacement websites of MyPaint and our forums up and running. Here what's been happening this past few weeks.
Nov 21, 2015
MyPaint 1.2.0-beta.3 Released
A new beta is available for download and testing. Hopefully this will be the last beta before the final 1.2.0 release. Binaries are available for Ubuntu and Windows systems, and the release is available in source form too. MyPaint v1.2.0-beta.3 can be downloaded from its release page on github, or from the MyPaint-testing PPA.
Nov 21, 2015
Final translation push for 1.2.0
MyPaint is nearing its next stable release, v1.2.0, and that means it’s time to get the translations finalized. Today marks the start of a week-long translation effort for MyPaint, and we need your help!
Jul 22, 2015
Hello everyone. I’m really happy to announce the first proper pre-release of MyPaint 1.2.0 for those brave early-bird testers out there.
Jul 19, 2015
I’m hoping that MyPaint will be able to support Windows fully starting with the first v1.2.0-beta release. This is made possible by the efforts of our own Windows porters and testers, and the dedicated folks who keep MSYS2 working so well.
Jul 13, 2015
Translations Needed for 1.2.0
MyPaint badly needs your language skills to make the 1.2.0 release a reality. Please help us out by translating the program into your language. We literally cannot make v1.2.0 a good release of MyPaint without your help, so to help you out we’ve made it as easy as we can for you to get involved by translating program texts.
Jul 13, 2015
Frozen for 1.2.0
Quick note to say that MyPaint is now frozen for the upcoming 1.2.0 release. Expect announcements here about dates for specific betas, plus previews and screenshots of new features; however the most current project status can be seen on our Github milestones page.
Jul 2, 2015
Brushlib is Ready for Translation
MyPaint is well on its way to feature and string freeze, but its brush library(libmypaint) is stable enough to be translated now.
Jun 29, 2015
Approaching String Freeze and Beta Release Cycle
It’s time to start putting the next release together, folks!
Mar 21, 2015
Tumblr Showcase Blog: Made with MyPaint
Check out our showcase blog on Tumblr, Made with MyPaint! It reblogs all the best new art on Tumblr where our little program was used.
Mar 6, 2015
MyPaint Wiki to Close Down in Approx. 2 Weeks
The MyPaint wiki will be closed down shortly: our hosting provider will be closing down the server it runs on.
Jul 22, 2014
Development Activity is Moving to Github
In just under a week’s time, on Sunday 27th July 2014, I’ll be moving MyPaint’s old Gitorious git repositories over to the new GitHub ones fully, and closing down the old location. For a while now we’ve been maintaining the codelines in parallel to give people some time to switch over and get used to the new site; it’s time to formally switch over now.
Apr 29, 2014
Brushlib is Now a Separate Module
The MyPaint brushlib(libmypaint) is now maintained in a separate git repository. Its new home is also on Gitorious, at https://gitorious.org/mypaint/libmypaint/, so it hasn’t moved far! We’ve done this because there are more projects using this code, or wanting to use it, than just MyPaint. The MyPaint project now includes brushlib as a git submodule.
Mar 10, 2014
MyPaint on Twitter: @MyPaintApp
MyPaint now has a Twitter account, for announcements, Q&A, feature discussion and general development chatter. Follow us on @MyPaintApp!
- Jan 4, 2013 MyPaint 1.1.0 Released
Nov 22, 2011
MyPaint 1.0.0 is Released
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release !
Nov 22, 2011
Windows Build is Back
Just to tease a bit our Windows users about a good news : today Tumagonx on our IRC channel ( #mypaint , FreeNode ) posted a screenshot of a recent build of Mypaint running on a Windows operating system environment. This simply mean Mypaint 1.0 ( coming soon ) will also be available for this platform. because we know many users waited for it, we wanted to share the good news immediately. Be patient until the future packaging and download available.
Sep 9, 2011
Many Thanks for the Screenshots
Many thanks to all the contributors to my previous call for Mypaint screenshots. Finally , it endend-up with more than 150 screenshots pictures from all around the world, with many various systems and artworks style. Many thanks again , Mypaint community !
Aug 31, 2011
Mypaint Needs your Screenshots
Hi, I’m David Revoy ( Deevad ) and I’m new in the maintener team of Mypaint’s website . I start a project to add more screenshots to the “Screenshots” page of this website. So, If you are an artist or a user and want to do a small contribution to Mypaint , I started a little campaign. You can join and find more infos and guidelines on my webpage :
Mar 17, 2011
MyPaint at Libre Graphics Meeting 2011
The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is the conference for developers and users of free and open source graphics applications. This years edition will be in Montreal, Canada between May 11th and 13th. All the biggest libre graphics projects like GIMP, Krita, Inkscape, Blender and Scribus are expected to be represented. The conference will include talks, panel discussions, workshops and birds-of-a-feather sessions, targeting both technical and artistic audiences. For more information, see the press release.
Mar 5, 2011
This is a bugfix release without any new features. Several problems with non-ASCII file names, directory names, and layer names have been fixed, as well as a number of other minor issues. Integration with the Windows platform has been improved.
Nov 2, 2010
The new major release of MyPaint, version 0.9.0 is here! It has been 9 months since the last major release now, so it was about time. Hopefully the next cycle will be a bit shorter.
Oct 11, 2010
MyPaint 0.9.0 beta1
MyPaint 0.9.0 beta1 has now been released. This release has most of the new features, changes and fixes that will be in MyPaint 0.9.0. A list of the improvements is unfortunately not available at this time, so just check it out instead ;) The final relase will be out in between 2 and 4 weeks time.
Jun 2, 2010
LGM 2010 Summary
Here is a short summary of MyPaint related things form Libre Graphics Meeting 2010.
- Apr 23, 2010 Libre Graphics Meeting 2010
Mar 6, 2010
This is an ultra-conservative bugfix release.
Mar 6, 2010
This is a conservative bugfix release.
Jan 29, 2010
Finally we got MyPaint 0.8.0 released. There were many persons involved coding, creating new brushes and translating. Thanks to everyone who has contributed!
- Oct 30, 2009 State of MyPaint
Jul 23, 2009
This is a bugfix release without any new features worth mentioning. Screen artefacts seen by Compiz users were fixed by limiting the cursor size. Windows specific bugs were fixed; we finally have a recent Windows binary again.
Jun 18, 2009
Developer Monologue: Short History of MyPaint
Okay, this is so that everyone can just stop asking why MyPaint, etc.
Jun 7, 2009
This is not such a big restructuring release as 0.6.0 was, but it contains many incremental improvements and bugfixes.
Jan 26, 2009
Finally, MyPaint development has gone stable again.
Nov 21, 2008
New Pixel Format
GEGL (the upcoming GIMP backend) uses linear-light floating point as the main pixel format. Krita allows several colorspaces and color management through LittleCMS. What about MyPaint? Version 0.5.x uses 8bit sRGB without any alpha channel. Time for a change.
Apr 5, 2008
The Previous Forum
The old forum has been locked for quite a while now because of spam problems. Let’s wish the new forum better luck.
Mar 22, 2008
Ready, Set, Go...
Here we are, the new MyPaint site is online and I hope you’ll enjoy it.
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