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Old 11-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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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 www.gimp.org.
From the "Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.8.6 to GIMP 2.8.8":
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Core:
- Make sure indexed images always have a colormap
- Fix language selection via preferences on Windows
- Don't crash on setting a large text size

GUI:
- 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

Libgimp:
- Fix GimpPickButton on OSX

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

General:
- 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...
 
Old 11-06-2013, 12:00 PM   #2
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too late for 14.1?
Yes
 
Old 11-06-2013, 12:51 PM   #3
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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
 
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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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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