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Paint.NET v2.6 Release Candidate 2 now available

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We had to take a few bug fixes before our final release, so here's an update. Get it in the usual places: (1) the download page ( http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/download.html ), or (2) the built-in updater (File -> Updates -> Check Now, and make sure that "Also check for Beta releases" is turned on).

Also, our final release for v2.6 has been pushed back to March 1st. Previously we stated it would be out on February 15th, but we need the extra time to ensure high quality and to finish translation work.

Anyway, here's the changelog:

    * Fixed a few remaining high-dpi (120dpi, 144dpi, 196dpi) issues
    * Fixed rare division-by-zero bug in Recolor Tool
    * Mitigated an out-of-memory crash with the Image->Rotate operations
    * Fixed a GZIP compression related issue with .PDN images
    * Fixed a few typos in the Help file

This is non-final release and will expire on March 12th, 2006, although an update will be available before then. The final release will not expire.

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

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After clicking on http://www.eecs.wsu.edu.nyud.net:8090/p ... _6_RC2.exe, I received the following message: "The page cannot be displayed. The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings." I tried downloading Paint.NET v2.6 Release Candidate 2 a few more times, but I kept getting the same message. I had no problems downloading previous verisons of Paint.NET in the past, so I think my browser setting are okay. Thank you.

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After clicking on the Paint.NET icon on my computer, I received the following message: "Paint.NET v2.6 Beta 1: This pre-release version of Paint.NET has expired (30 days). Click OK to go to the Paint.NET website where you may download a newer version." Since I am unable to open the program, I cannot get the update using the built-in updater. Thank you.

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Because it's a development version, not a final version, there may still be a few bugs in it. When the final version is released, it has been tested as thouroughly as possible and verified as bug free (that's not always actually true, but... <_<).

The development versions expire because the developers don't want a user using an old buggy version. That could lead to two things:

1) The user's Paint.NET experience could be lessened due to features with bugs.

2) The user could be reporting bugs that have been fixed for ages simply because they haven't updated.

The final version of Paint.NET 2.6 will be final soon, planned for the first of March. That build will not expire. So, if you want to continue to use 2.6, download the final version on March 1st to replace your development version of 2.6. Then you can enjoy Paint.NET until the cows come home!

Mmmm... Cows. >_>

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

~ Becoming the Archetype

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