November 28, 2005 (Mountain View, CA) – New Breed Software released Tux Paint 0.9.15 last Friday, adding new features, new translations and numerous other improvements to the Open Source drawing program for young children. The product, along with an expanded collection of add-on "stamps," is being released simultaneously for Apple Mac OS X, Linux and Microsoft Windows.
Tux Paint 0.9.15 was developed over the past year by a global community of independent programmers. With the arrival of Albanian, Estonian, Gaelic, Galician, Gronings, Kinyarwanda, Mexican Spanish, Swahili, Thai, and Urkanian translators to the project, the latest release has been localized to over 55 languages.
The new release introduces new "Magic" drawing tools, including a smudge tool, brushes that draw grass and bricks, and a brush that turns realistic images into cartoons.
Tux Paint 0.9.15 also offers a number of improvements on previous versions, including updates to the "Text", "Stamp" and "Eraser" tool interfaces, improvements to the color palette, and support for a wider range of display sizes — from 640×480 to 1600×1200. Additionally, the font and stamp loading routines have been streamlined, greatly reducing both startup time and memory usage.
For a complete list of changes, see the Tux Paint change log and Tux Paint Stamps change log.
Tux Paint runs natively on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD and BeOS. It can be downloaded free of charge from New Breed Software's website. For further information, visit: http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/
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Press Release by: William Kendrick