Announcing Tux Paint 0.9.14
New Breed Software Ships Major Release of Leading Open Source Art
Software for Children
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October 12, 2004 (The Internet) –
New Breed Software
is pleased to announce the immediate availability of
Tux Paint 0.9.14,
the first major release this year of the highly acclaimed
children’s art software. Over the past nine months, steady
progress has been made to improve Tux Paint and implement features
requested by teachers and parents.
Tux Paint 0.9.14 introduces several new features, including
a highly-anticipated, easy-to-use configuration tool for parents and
teachers, and a multi-layered coloring book mode. Reflecting its
international team and focus, Tux Paint is currently available in
over 45 different languages.
Highlights at a Glance
- Mac OS X and Windows users will greatly benefit from
Tux Paint Config, a simple graphical tool that allows
parents and teachers to modify Tux Paint’s settings without
manually editing a configuration file.
- Tux Paint now support coloring book outlines which
overlay the drawings.
Additionally, dual-layered starter
images give the illusion of depth by providing both a background
and a foreground overlay.
- The ‘Eraser’ tool now supports
- A lock-file prevents multiple copies of Tux Paint from
running when young children over-eagerly click its icon.
- Colorization (tinting) of rubber stamp images has been
Improved Multilingual Support
- 11 new languages are supported, bringing the total to 46,
and almost all the old translations have been updated.
The new languages are Afrikaans, Belarusian, Breton, Bulgarian,
Croatian, Hindi, Serbian, Slovenian, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Translations of the add-on rubber stamps images
are now maintained using the standard gettext tools.
New 'Rubber Stamps'
- Existing stamps have been improved and a number of new stamps
have been added: automobiles, Canadian coins, Easter, fireworks,
fruit, jack-o-Lantern and sea creatures.
- A number of both major and minor bugs have been fixed.
For a complete list of changes, see the
Tux Paint change log and
Tux Paint Stamps change log.
Obtaining Tux Paint 0.9.14
Tux Paint 0.9.14 can be downloaded over the Internet by visiting
Source code and binary packages for various Linux distributions and
Microsoft Windows are available.
Tux Paint is available at no cost and all source code, art and
documentation is freely available under an Open Source license.
Supporting Tux Paint
Tux Paint has been supported through voluntary contributions of time
and resources by over 80 individuals from around the world. To discover how
you or your organization can join in and help support Tux Paint, visit the
Help Tux Paint web page.
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