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December 28, 2008
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Acorn 1.5b1 is ready for testing, for those who like to test such things. You can download it from Flying Meat's latest builds page, and you can also read the beta release notes for the gory details.

The big new feature of 1.5 is a new brush tool, along with the "Brush Designer". The designer lets you make new brushes and change existing ones. It also provides its own little canvas to try out your brush, and as you tweak the settings it will dynamically update your last brush stroke. It's pretty fun to play with and you can find it under the Window menu, or by clicking the new brush selector.

Here's a little movie of me playing with it, using a Wacom tablet.

If you've got any feedback, use the built in reporting tool under the Help menu. And I'd appreciate any you've got!