Showing posts from May, 2010

Pinta 0.3 Released!

Twenty inches of rain couldn't stop the release of Pinta 0.3.

This is a great release, as it brings us pretty close to feature parity with Paint.NET.

I think the most important new feature is live preview, especially as this release adds 25 new effects to play with. It also adds 3 new tools (gradient, text, magic wand select) and has several visual improvements to make image editing / painting better.

I've posted packages/installers for SUSE/Mac/Windows/Zip, and the excellent Debian guys should have the Ubuntu PPA updated shortly.

Check out the full release notes for Pinta 0.3!

Thanks to everyone who made this release possible!

A Wet Weekend

It's been a wet weekend here in Tennessee. On Saturday, my town got an estimated 12-15" of rain in about 12 hours. Obviously, no place is designed to handle that much rain that quickly. Then it repeated again today, causing widespread flooding throughout the entire Middle Tennessee area. Any kind of previous record for rainfall or rivers heights have been demolished.

I think about the only thing they've shown on national news is this video of a portable classroom cruising down the interstate. (Note this is I-24, a 4-lane national highway.)

That was yesterday, things got a lot worse today, as the water made it to the streams and rivers, which then overflowed their boundaries.

It's impossible to capture in a few pictures how widespread this is. Everything in about a 50 mile radius is flooded and shut down. They actually imposed a curfew where I live, so I'm not allowed to leave my house, not that I could probably get anywhere with most major roads closed. My ci…