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Tux Paint participating in Google Summer of Code 2008

The Tux4Kids organization (http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/), which Tux Paint is a part of, is participating in this year's Google Summer of Code program as a mentoring group. (http://code.google.com/soc) If you are a university student and wish to help work on Tux Paint, Tux, of Math Command and/or Tux Typing 2, you can apply between March 24th and March 31st (see: http://code.google.com/opensource/gsoc/2008/faqs.html#0.1_timeline)

Posted by William Kendrick 2008-03-22

Tux Paint 0.9.19 released

A minor update release to Tux Paint, the award winning open source drawing program for children, is now available for Fedora Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and as source-code.

See: http://www.tuxpaint.org/latest/tuxpaint-0.9.19-press-release-en.php3 for further details.

Posted by William Kendrick 2008-03-05

Tux Paint 0.9.18 arrives

Update to Award-Winning Open Source Children's Art Software Adds Programmable Plug-in Support.

New Breed Software is proud to announce the release of version 0.9.18 of Tux Paint, the Open Source drawing program for children. Tux Paint 0.9.18's color palette now includes a rainbow-colored button which brings up a color picker. The colors available for painting have expanded from less than twenty to over 50,000! And now, pictures can have any solid-colored background. The background colors -- along with the "Starter" template images that ship with Tux Paint (which previously appeared in the "Open" dialog) -- are available from a dialog that now appears when starting fresh via the "New" button.... read more

Posted by William Kendrick 2007-11-23

Announcing Tux Paint 0.9.17

Five years after the debut of its award-winning Open Source drawing program for children, New Breed Software is happy to announce the release of Tux Paint 0.9.17. This new version offers many exciting innovations alongside improvements to favorite features, including new stamps, new brushes for the Paint and Line tools, and support for a wider variety of screen resolutions and orientations - great for use with wide-screen LCD monitors and tablet PCs.... read more

Posted by William Kendrick 2007-07-02

Tux Paint 0.9.16 and friends released

A new version of Tux Paint, an award-winning, multi-platform drawing program for young children, is now available.

Tux Paint 0.9.16 debuts exciting new features alongside a number of improvements to old favorites. A new simple-to-use Slideshow feature allows you to select your favorite works of art and play them back at various speeds. Slideshow will help teachers and students create classroom presentations, and can even be used to make simple flip-book style animations. Tux Paint's paintbrush tool premieres two new additions. A brand new animated brush feature cycles through a sequence of images, covering your canvas in a trail of footprints or skittering squirrels. Also, new directional brushes which change shape depending on which direction you draw, allow for more natural-looking strokes.... read more

Posted by William Kendrick 2006-10-22

Tux Paint 0.9.15 and friends released

Tux Paint is a drawing program for young children with sound effects, a cartoon character, and fun 'rubber stamp'/'stickerbook' pictures. After over a year of development, a new version of Tux Paint (http://tuxpaint.sf.net/) is now available.

Among the changes too numerous to list here, Tux Paint has received a few new magic tools (smudge, grass, bricks, cartoon, lighten, tint), start-up time and memory usage were reduced, larger screen sizes are now supported, and 10 new translations were created (Albanian, Estonian, Gaelic, Galician, Gronings, Kinyarwanda, Mexican Spanish, Swahili, Thai and Ukranian). Many more stamps have been added, and the stamp collection has been completely reorganized. For more, see the corresponding changelogs. Enjoy!... read more

Posted by William Kendrick 2005-11-29

Tux Paint 0.9.14 released

Over the past nine months, steady progress has been made to improve Tux Paint and implement features requested by teachers and parents. This has culminated into the first major release this year of the highly acclaimed childrens art software. 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.... read more

Posted by William Kendrick 2004-10-28