In 1995, I picked up XPaint, fixed a few bugs, added some bugs of my own, and threw in some new features. This resulted in the versions 2.2 through 2.5.7.
For several years, not much happened due to lack of time.
Then, in 1999, I was approached by Jean-Pierre Demailly, who had implemented some new features. The next few releases (2.5.8 through 2.6.2) were mainly Jean-Pierre's product.
In 2002 I decided that the time was ripe to put XPaint on SourceForge.