GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

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  1. lisanet

    lisanet Member

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    .. I'm glad to announce the release of

    GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

    You can download this release from

    GIMP on OS X

    Updates:

    * Gimp 2.6.7
    * updated most libraries (BABL, GEGL, gtk, pango, cairo and others)
    * the noise reduction plugin GREYCstoration is now able to work on croma and luma channels separately

    Changes:

    * now GIMP uses a smaller font size for it's menus because there were many complaints about the previous font size setting. Of course, you can set any value you like, by editing the file "Libray/Application Support/Gimp/gtkrc" in your home directory.

    New plugin:

    * Resynthesizer: Given a sample of a texture, Resynthesizer generates more of that texture. The most surprinsing usage is to remove objects from images and replace them with the surrounding background texture.

    Bug fix:

    * 2.6.7 fixes an annoying bug. The old 2.6.6 dmg could damage your preferences settings. If you get strange errors with some message text like "en:ja:fr:de:es:it:pt:pt-PT:nl:sv:nb:da:fi:ru:pl:zh_CN:zh_TW:ko" the bug has hit you.
    The only way to fix this, is to manually delete your preferences settings by deleting the file "~/Library/Application Support/Gimp/gimprc" in your home direcory and use the new 2.6.6-p1 version. GIMP then uses the default values for various settings and you have to reenter your preferences.
    Sorry.
     
  2. lisanet

    lisanet Member

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    ... hmm, this should'nt happen.

    Waht version of Mac OS X do you run? What version of X11? To track down this issue, could you lauch Terminal.app and do a "defaults read org.x.X11 dpi" and post the result here?

    Did you edit your gtkrc file? Please have a look at "Library/Application Support/Gimp/gtkrc". Can you post this file too? (is There an entry like "gtk-font-name"? Which value does it have?)

    If you run Leopard 10.5.8, and if you don't have installed any other X11 release from the XQuartz project, everything should run fine, and your font size should be as tall as the fonts in a Finder window.

    -skl
     
  3. amaloney

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    I am running Leopard 10.5.8 and X11 2.4.0.
    I get the same result with GIMP 2.6.7 - Exremely large typface for the menu titles.
    Perhaps the problem lies in my running the XQuartz X11 2.4.0?

    Al Maloney
     
  4. lisanet

    lisanet Member

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    ..hhmm

    could you both please launch Terminal.app and type

    Code:
    defaults read org.x.X11 dpi
    What's the output?

    Could you please post the file "~/Library/Application Support/Gimp/gtkrc" too?

    thx
    -skl
     
  5. amaloney

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    Further to my note - please note that I do not know what I am doing.

    I opened the gtkrc file in TextEdit.
    I changed the gtk-font-name = "Lucida Grande 936.0" to 8.3 and GIMP opened OK.

    How do I find which X11 setting I have - 96 dpi or 113 dpi?
    Does it matter which size of Lucida Grande I use - say 8.0 or 8.3 or 8.5 or 9.0 or 9.5 or 9.8 etc?

    Al Maloney
     
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    When I use Terminal, I get

    defaults read org.x.X11 dpi
    2009-08-16 18:35:45.847 defaults[1211]
    The domain/default pair of (org.x.X11, dpi) does not exist

    Al Maloney
     
  7. amaloney

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    Joe

    If you look at the gtkrc file, there is a reference to the formula
    font_size = (72 / X11_dpi) * 13

    It appears the the X11_dpi was set to 1

    Al Maloney
     
  8. ~suv

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    1. Calculate your screen resolution with DPI Calculator / PPI Calculator
    2. open Terminal.app and type
      Code:
      defaults write org.x.X11 dpi -int <insert your dpi here>
      Code:
      # example (MBP 15")
      # defaults write org.x.X11 dpi -int 110
    3. happy GIMP'ing

    hth, ~suv
     
  9. ~suv

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    Additional note: see also Apple's X11-Users List FAQ: the FAQ item describes a previous issue with tiny fonts, but the command is still valid. It adds the dpi value to the X11 preferences plist ('~/Library/Preferences/org.x.X11.plist'). The default configuration omits the explicit value (assuming dpi = 96). Changes have to be made via command line because there doesn't exist a GUI option in the 'X11 Preferences' dialog (yet?).
     
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    Another additional note ;-) If you want to know what screen resolution your currently running X11 uses, open Terminal.app and type
    Code:
    xdpyinfo | grep resolution
     
  11. lisanet

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    arrghh.... :(
    Sorry guys, the release I've made had a small (or should I say "huge") bug. I tried to autodetect the dpi setting X11 is using. Unfortunately I forgot to test for non existing values. So it came, that if one uses a vanilla Leopard X11 where no dpi value is set in org.x.X11, the dpi variable in the autodetect script was empty and so a font size of 936.0 was calculated. Rather huge. ???

    I've just added some testing code for this situation. Now it should fall back on 96 dpi, which is the default value of a vanilla Leopard 10.5.8 X11. The font size will be 9.8.

    A new release has been uploaded and is waiting for you.

    So, please, re-download the "Gimp-2.6.7-p1-Leopard-universal.dmg" from

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimponosx/files/

    or from

    http://gimp.lisanet.de

    and edit your "~/Library/Application Support/Gimp/gtkrc" like shown above or delete the file "~/Library/Application Support/Gimp/gtkrc". GIMP should now autodetect the correct values.

    -skl
     
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    Oh thank heavens for that - I really was beginning to think I had gone a bit loopy.
     
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    it's very easy to add it on your own.

    Just copy the gtk-2.0 subdirectory (the one in the Afterhours directory) to your "~/Library/Application Support/Gimp/themes" directory. If "themes" doesn't exist, simply create it.

    Then rename the "gtk-2.0" subdirectory to whatever you want (Afterhours would make sense).

    Now it's possible to select this theme from GIMP's preferences dialog.

    That's it. BTW, you should disable or delete any "font_name" setting in gtkrc in the gtk-2.0/Afterhours direcrtory.

    -skl
     
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    Yes, I'm aware of that. I'm just curious why it's not the standard theme, just like the old wilber-loves-apple days? Not everyone knows how to add new themes, or even how to download them.
     
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    Apple today announced that Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard will be released on Friday, August 28.

    Like to know whether current version of Gimp will work or a new Snow Leopard compatible version is needed (or will be released).

    Best - Anita.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. I can give it a vague test now, but not with any expertise.
     
  18. lisanet

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    As you may have already noticed...
    ... 2.6.7 runs on Leopard (Intel an PPC) and on Snow Leopard too.

    -skl
     
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    Was wondering, was there any reason it wouldn't have? I noticed that X11 has been upgraded to 64-bit (unless it secretly always has been). Is that the more important thing?
     
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