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[school-discuss] Tux Paint 0.9.17 is out!
Here's a little press release for the new Tux Paint! Enjoy, and feel free
to pass the word along!
Announcing Tux Paint 0.9.17
New Breed Software Releases Update to Award-Winning Open Source Art
Software for Children
(Davis, CA -- July 1, 2007) 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.
Tux Paint 0.9.17 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.
Tux Paint's well-loved Stamp tool is now cleaner, more flexible, and
easier to use than ever. The addition of a smoothing filter minimizes
pixelation when photographic stamps are scaled up, while newly added
support for the Scalable Vector Graphics file format allows for
byte-thrifty stamps that can scale up without any pixelation or
blurring at all. Lastly, the constantly growing collection of stamps
is now separated into categories (plants, animals, holidays, and so
forth) for easier navigation.
Also, Tux Paint 0.9.17 proudly debuts the new Input Method feature,
which allows users to input non-Latin characters with the Text
tool. Currently, supported languages include Japanese (both Romanized
Hiragana and Romanized Katakana) and Korean (the common Hangul 2-Bul
And as always, Tux Paint continues to learn new languages thanks to
its global community of developers. Tux Paint 0.9.17 now supports more
than 70 languages, with new translations into Latvian, Telugu, and
Twi, in addition to updates in more than a dozen others.
Tux Paint 0.9.17 is available immediately for Microsoft Windows and
Linux, with an Apple Mac OS X version coming soon. It is available
for download free of charge from the Tux Paint website.
For further information, visit: www.tuxpaint.org and www.newbreedsoftware.com