Tag releases on Github ?

Okay. It seems like there’s no tagged releases. I have no idea what version is actually 0.54 in github, because releases have never been tagged, as far as I can tell. The website doesn’t have the source as a separate download, it only has .dep and .rpm downloads. I do not want to install another package manager. How am I supposed to install the actual release version of this program? It seems a decent bit of functionality is broken in the current master branch. Can’t pencil2d start tagging its releases so that people who need to compile it like me can actually get the source for official releases?

Welcome @thorjelly! Glad to see more people helping to make this program as good as it should be! :slight_smile:

I am myself helping too. I thought the the bitmap drawing environment was not very good and very hard to fix so I am replacing it with libmypaint which is the brush engine of mypaint.

I agree with all your propositions. Tagging the releases is a good idea to know where we are at.

I think another good idea would be to get some help from those who don’t code and have some little time to spend by tracking the bugs and reporting them all on the git bug-tracker. Also, if we could have a bit of project management to help define the milestones that would be awesome!

@thorjelly, @feeef; I’m trying to get in touch with @chchwy who should be able to help you on some of your questions.

Also, if we could have a bit of project management to help define the milestones that would be awesome!
Isn't it included in Github ? I could eventually try to install another project management tool, but I try to keep all this as simple as it can... Github is great, I think, because all of the developpement can be centralized there and it is independant of this website (in case of hosts problems, etc) If you have ideas, they are welcome.
I think another good idea would be to get some help from those who don’t code and have some little time to spend by tracking the bugs
Sure. Maybe you could create a new topic for this ? One day or another, we should post a newsletter (last one is almost 2 years old), and to update the homepage text. But to be able to do this, we need to know where we are going...

Matt, are u around ?

Hey Feeef,

It’d be great to have some real project management, yeah. There are some improvements to the brushes I was thinking would be nice, so it’s great you’re working on this.

Isn’t it included in Github ? I could eventually try to install another project management tool, but I try to keep all this as simple as it can… Github is great, I think, because all of the developpement can be centralized there and it is independant of this website (in case of hosts problems, etc) If you have ideas, they are welcome.
I wouldn't want to propose using anything other than github, it seems to have all the features we need. It DOES have the features to allow tagged commits and releases but this isn't being used, is the problem. Look at the github page https://github.com/pencil2d/pencil . "0 releases", and click on branch:master button; no commits are tagged at all. The feature exists, but it's not being managed. No one bothered to tag the official releases yet.
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