Drawpile 2.1.16 released [Howto Install]

Drawpile 2.1.16, a free collaborative drawing program, has been released today with new server features and improved usability.

New releases, old drawpile.net List server and public server are replaced by new ones pub.drawpile.net server. All sessions hosted on pub.drawpile.net are listed automatically, so you do not need to announce them manually.

Other changes Draw pile 2.1.16 include:

  • Passwords are now securely stored using platform keychain
  • Selections are now properly clipped to canvas size
  • Copying or cutting moved selections now works correctly
  • Fixed brush size adjustment shortcut (must be pressed twice to adjust)
  • List servers can now be sorted manually
  • Server improvements and some bug fixes.

How to install Drawpile 2.1.16 on Ubuntu :

Drawpile is available for Ubuntu Linux via Flatpak (a containerized software package).

On Ubuntu 18.04 or later, open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or searching for “terminal” from the application menu. When opened, execute the following commands one by one.

1.) Install Flatpak framework and add Flathub repository.

If you are installing the flatpak package for the first time, you may need to execute commands to install the flatpak framework.

                      sudo apt-get install flatpak

When prompted, enter your user password (without asterisk feedback) and press Enter.

Also add a Flathub repository. The official repository contains a large list of flatpak packages using commands.

                      flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

3. Finally, install Drawpile using the command.

                      flatpak install flathub net.drawpile.drawpile

Once installed, launch it from the system application menu and enjoy!

(Update) If you installed an older version in the previous step, just run one command to update the Drawpile package:

                      flatpak update net.drawpile.drawpile

(Optional) To delete software execution commands in Terminal:

                      flatpak uninstall net.drawpile.drawpile

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