You seem to be hard to find an email address for! I got email that seemed to be diectly from you to me, until I noticed the return address was ‘discuss.haiku-os.org’! So I’ll just repost the response I typed up for email!
Yeah, I have to confess to slacking considerably on Haiku (and probably everything else!) for the past year or so. (:-/) I seem to have gotten into the habit of following my nose on the news, until I suddenly find it’s 4 O’Clock, and I haven’t stirred from my chair!
I think I’ve burnt out on Haiku rather – I still use almost nothing else, but if I need something new it’s a script, not a program. I did update some pages on my Website yesterday, but that’s the first time in a couple of years.
I did see your posts on ArtPaint, though, and I gather you fixed an important lack! If I have it right, you eliminated the ‘black selection area’ that cropped up due to some change in the OS a couple of years ago, by changing ‘POWERPC’ to ‘INTEL’. That’s been irritating the hell out of me since it happened!
I’m assuming that’s the same issue I have with the 32-bit version, where any selection goes completely black, rather than just an outline as it should be. If that simple change fixes it, it definitely should become the default, I think.
Would be nice to find out the basic reason eventually, though. I should buckle down and do some programming again (!), but meanwhile you might get in contact with Humdinger; I think he was the last to do any work on ArtPaint.