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WhiteHotLoveTiger 11-06-2013 11:58 AM

New version of Gimp ...too late for 14.1?
I understand that it's pretty late in the process right now, but I thought it would be worth mentioning that a new stable version of Gimp was announced a few days ago. -current has Gimp 2.8.6, and 2.8.8 was announced on
From the "Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.8.6 to GIMP 2.8.8":

- Make sure indexed images always have a colormap
- Fix language selection via preferences on Windows
- Don't crash on setting a large text size

- Keep the same image active when switching between MWM and SWM
- Make sure all dockables are properly resizable (particularly shrinkable)
- Add links to jump directly to Save/Export from the Export/Save
file extension warning dialogs

- Fix GimpPickButton on OSX

- Properly document plug-in-autocrop-layer's PDB interface
- Fix importing of indexed BMPs

- Fix lots of places to use GIO to get proper file sizes and times on windows
- Add an AppData file for GIMP
- Backport lcms2 support from master, because lcms1 is not getting
bug fixes any longer
- Lots of bug fixes
- Lots of translation updates
Personally, I know I'll benefit from the new "links to jump directly to Save/Export from the Export/Save file extension warning dialogs". I always click on save, when what I really want to do is export...

andrewthomas 11-06-2013 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by WhiteHotLoveTiger (Post 5059513)
too late for 14.1?


John VV 11-06-2013 12:51 PM

Why not just build it
a minor version update will not be difficult

The Gimp is one of the VERY and overly documented programs

building it is rather easy

WhiteHotLoveTiger 11-06-2013 01:19 PM

oh, I'm not afraid of building it. I'm just not sure how high of a priority a new version of something like Gimp is to Slackware vs how settled the -current branch is. I know there have been 3 or so release candidates, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to mention it, just in case.

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