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In mid-2002, a friend from my local Linux User Group mentioned that he installed Debian.For his kids, and was surprised to find the only drawing program included was Gimp which we both agreed was a little hard to use, even for adults.Having written a number of open source games for Linux, I decided I could probably whip together something to fill the gap.Who is the softwares intended audience?Kids ages 3 to 12, though adults seem to enjoy it, too.Its also been used for special needs kids and adults.
What are a couple of notable examples of how people are using your software?Schools all over the world use it, often as a free alternative to commercial kids drawing software.For a while, it was actually one of the only viable programs for Mac, back when OS X first came out.Some art museums and childrens hospitals have used it, too.
What are the system requirements for your software, and what do people need to know about getting it set up and running?Tux Paint became popular quickly, so for most of its existence, its been trivial to install.On Windows, we provide both a self-contained installer (setup.Exe-style as well as a stand-alone version (in a folder in a ZIP file).We have two versions of each of those one with some reduced functionality, that runs on Windows versions all the way back to Windows95, and the full version that runs on more modern Windows varieties.The Mac versions have typically only been able to run on the most current versions of OS X, though of course its possible to download previous versions of Tux Paint to run on older OS X systems.
Some popular Linux distributions provide Tux Paint as installable packages (search for tuxpaint package on Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora, for example and we also create and post some RPMs, DEBs and TGZs files ourselves.What gave you an indication that your project was becoming successful?Great feedback from the community.And that user community grew quickly, thanks to the porting efforts made by volunteers, that got Tux Paint running on platforms other than Linux.Of course, countless other open source projects the libraries that we utilize did a lot of the necessary work before Tux Paint even existed.My favorite, libSDL, for example!