Announce: gpaint 0.1

This is to announce gpaint, a small-scale painting 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
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
gdk-pixbuf at this point because gpaint uses gdk-pixbuf internally but
gdk-pixbuf does not provide image saving functions currently.  Hopefully
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, authored by David
and later Torsten Martinsen.  Gpaint also uses the gtkscrollframe widget
from eog 0.5) by Federco Mena-Quintero.

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

Current version of gpaint (0.1) can be downloaded from

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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