Is Pyxel Edit Dead?
The last announcement was a year ago, and there wasn't even an announcement made about the latest version (0.4.8). Has development on this product halted?
It is going at such a slow pace that it may seem dead, it's true.
I suppose if the program were dead, the developer would inform it in the forum.
It's a shame because it's a great program that deserves at least 3 or 4 updates a year.
I guess the developer does not have the necessary time.
It's a shame. It had a lot going for it, and so much potential. But now that Aseprite has a Tileset Editor being added soon, I don't think Pixel Edit is going to stay in my toolkit.
I re-downloaded it recently after not having had it in like 2 years. I didn't see any new features and I just wanted to get quickly started with pixel art again. I looked up aseprite and liked what I saw, purchased it, and I can honestly say that I like it much more than pyxel edit.
It's true that development has been standing still for a long time now, and I'm sorry about that. My day job is taking most of my energy, and there are issues with the platform (Adobe Air) that I don't know how to work around which is demotivating.
I have not given up development though. I know a lot of people like the program and find it useful, and I will do my best to deliver on the features that are planned and fix the biggest issues. I have some thoughts and ideas on how to continue after that, maybe on another platform, and maybe getting more people involved in the development.
I will be on vacation from my job later this summer, and I have planned to spend some focused time on Pyxel Edit then.
have you considered moving off of adobe air to html5? electron makes it really easy to ship native apps in a chrome container:
If you have any interest in this, happy to help. I have 20 years of experience building stuff for the web, and would be glad to breathe some life into pyxeledit (it's a great program!)