gpaint 0.1 released

This is to announce gpaint, a small-scale paint program
for GNOME, the GNU Desktop.  Gpaint does not attempt to 
compete with GIMP.  Think of GIMP is like Photoshop as
gpaint is like Windows Paint. Gpaint aims to be small 
but easy-to-use, and can be distributed as an utility 
for a desktop (hint, hint...)

Gpaint is still work in progress and many features are
still being developed.  However, gpaint is useable already 
for small image markups.

Gpaint requires the GNOME environment (gtk+ 1.2.8 or above,
gnome-libs 1.2.4 or above, gdkimlib and gdk-pixbuf 0.9
or above).  It requires both gdkimlib and gdk-pixbuf at 
this point because gpaint uses gdk-pixbuf internally but
gdk-pixbuf does not provide image saving functions currently.
Hopefully as gdk-pixbuf acquires image saving funcitonalites,
the dependency on gdkimlib can be removed.

A large part of gpaint is derived from xpaint 2.4.9, a
uthored by David Koblas and later Torsten Martinsen.  
Gpaint also uses the gtkscrollframe widget (taking
from eog 0.5) by Federco Mena-Quintero.

Future plans include the implementation of missing 
features, printing support, and turning gpaint into a
Bonobo component for simple image editing tasks.

Current version of gpaint (0.1) can be downloaded from

More info can be found at

A screenshot can be found at

Gpaint is licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later.

For bugs or general comments please send mail to 
Andy Tai, atai atai org

Andy Tai

Li-Cheng Tai (Andy Tai)                       e-mail: atai atai org

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