Penpot 2.1 release: "Things can only get better!"

We’ve just launched Penpot 2.1! Fun fact: This release was named “Things can only get better!” by a community member at a community event :tada:

Penpot 2.1 comes shortly after our amazing Penpot 2.0, which was a massive effort for the team with a focus on radically changing the overall experience. This time we have focused on improving the code internally and our quality processes, as well as preparing it for long-expected capabilities such as performance improvements and the much-awaited Plugin System (which is already in beta testing stage). Building a product is not just about flashy features!

In any case, we can highlight some of the ‘non-transparent’ improvements:

  • Path editing: Now you can lock the rotation to 15 degrees increment while holding shift on path edition.
  • Real-time persistence: Small changes that slightly improve the experience of multiple editors simultaneously editing a file.
  • The comments appearing in the View Mode now have better positioning, using the same behavior as in the Workspace.
  • Authentication system: we’ve improved a case in the signup flow to make it even more secure by not disclosing some info (that was not critical in any case).
  • We’ve improved the stability of the platform by fixing a bunch of bugs, a lot of them raised by our amazing community <3.

If you’re still curious, you can take a look at them and the rest of the changes in our Dev Diaries.

In short, it is a step that makes us feel that we are walking in the right direction, delivering improvements on a frequent basis and with ambitious challenges on the horizon.

Now let’s go for 2.2!

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Congrats to Toby Oliver, he was the one who suggested the winning song title for Penpot 2.1! And I think we can all agree that… Things can only get better! for Penpot :heart_eyes:

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