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2.5 Release Candidate 1 is now available


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Grab it from our download page, http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/download.html , or use the built-in updater (File -> Updates -> Check now, and make sure that "Also check for Beta releases" is enabled!).

Here are the fixes in this release:

    Increased updater's compatibility with various proxies, especially those requiring authentication
    Fixed Auto-Levels incorrect white-balance computation
    Fixed the Save As dialog not showing filenames
    Fixed the updater not offering stable releases if the user opts-in to beta notification
    Fixed data corruption bug with interaction between the two Move tools and undo
    Fixed many various input, localization, and crash bugs
    Help documentation is more complete, but NOT finished (RC status is for the code)

At this point we will only fix bugs that are critical for the final release. These includes crash bugs that affect a large number of uses, and data corruption or loss. Typos do not count :) We are also focusing on finishing the documentation and preparing detailed instructions for translators to be able to provide Language Packs.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

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RC2 should be out on Thursday -- unfortunately we found a bug that necessitated its release (the goal was RC1 followed by Final). See this thread for the bug that was found and fixed: http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=518

The main reasons for the expiration on pre-release builds is so that user's don't get stuck with buggy builds, and we don't end up with bug reports from way old builds. I've received bug reports from builds as old as v2.0 Alpha -- the fix is always "install the latest version."

There's also sound reasoning related to our auto-updater. If we have to make a change to our updater, the schema that's used for detailing updates, etc. this ensures that we don't have to worry about old or broken builds trying to update and then failing abysmally or worse. Thirty days after 2.5's final release, the only version we'll have to worry about is 2.5 Final. Thirty days after 2.6's final release, we'll only have to worry about 2.5 Final and 2.6 Final. This is much better than having to worry about 2.5 Alpha 1, Alpha 2, Alpha 3, Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3, Beta 4, Beta 5, RC1, RC2, 2.6 Beta 1-whatever, etc.

The final release won't expire, btw.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

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