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Gimp-2.7.2 developer version released

Discussion in 'GIMP News' started by Rod, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Rod

    Rod Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 19, 2010
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    This is an OFFICIAL Gimp-2.7.2 test version - this one you can submit bugs for.
    Many many new changes to the core of the program.
    More information here -
    <a class="postlink" href="http://simplysignage.110mb.com/blog/blog/index.php?category=3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://simplysignage.110mb.com/blog/blo ... category=3</a>

    You will have to wait for a windows install package which should follow soon - sorry.
    The src files are available for Linux installs though.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.gimpusers.com/downloads/32-gimp-2-7-2-source-code" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.gimpusers.com/downloads/32-g ... ource-code</a>

    Changes in GIMP 2.7.2

    * A lot of undeprecations due to GTK+ 2.22 and 2.24
    * Lots and lots of cairo porting, calls to gdk_draw_* are gone
    * Merge the cage transform tool from GSoC
    * Remove the old bitmap cursors completely and always use RGBA cursors
    also for compat cursors for old X servers
    * Add new GimpCanvasItem infrastructure with subclasses for everything
    that needs to be drawn on the canvas and port all tools to canvas items,
    this is a huge change that touches all tools and almost all display
    code, and which finally gets rid of XOR drawing altogether
    * Switch from purely idle-rendering the display to something that ensures
    a minimum framerate, so we don’t fail to update under heavy load
    * Make the text tool handle RTL mode better
    * Change GimpColorMapEditor to use the newly added proxy GimpPalette
    * Replace the brush scale control in tool options by a brush size
    one that works in pixels, and does the right thing when the brush
    * Add new widget GimpSpinScale which is a scale with number entry,
    and use it in all tool options
    * Make the brush, pattern etc. selectors in tool options more
    compact and allow to directly jump to the editor dialogs
    * Make handle sizes in tools consistent
    * Add an on-canvas progress and use it for tool progress instead of
    the statusbar
    * Add a new GimpToolPalette class with lots of code that was
    in GimpToolBox
    * Allow to properly drop into and after a layer group
    * Refactor and clean up the dynamics editor widget, and add colors
    for the curves
    * Add support for F2 to rename items in lists
    * Clean up GimpDeviceStatus internally and visually
    * Allow to set GimpToolPreset’s icon using the new GimpIconPicker widget
    * Make the text tool’s style overlay show default values from the
    text object if there is no style active at the cursor position/selection
    * Show the the text size’s unit in the text style overlay
    * Make tool dialogs transient to the image window again
    * Consistently add a “gimp-” prefix to all window roles
    * Make the preset buttons in tool options work on the global tool
    presets instead of the removed per-tool preset lists
    * Add GimpControllerMouse, which allows to bind extra mouse buttons to
    arbitrary actions


    * Add uniform API to turn any GimpItem’s outline into a selection
    * Add support for color tags in text layers
    * Remove the selection_control() stuff from GimpImage and with it
    maybe last piece of UI code still not properly separated
    * Add more validation code for XCF loading
    * Add accessors to GimpPalette and use them globally
    * Keep a proxy GimpPalette around for the image’s colormap
    * Don’t scale SVGs when pasting or importing them
    * A lot of changes to the input device handling code, partly
    merged from the gtk3-port branch, add GimpDeviceManager class
    * Add smoothing of paint strokes
    * Fix display filters to work on a cairo surface
    * Fix and enhance GimpImage’s URI/filename handling API
    * Unset “removed” flag on items when they get added back to
    the image from the undo stack
    * Change item creation to properly use GObject properties and
    remove item_configure() and drawable_configure()
    * Refactor tool event handling and move lots of stuff into
    utility functions
    * Clean up GimpViewRenderer API
    * Implement transforms on group layers
    * Clean up the transform tool a lot, and refactor away old junk
    * Tool and tool event cleanup: enforce tool activate/halt invariants,
    consistently shutdown all tools in control(HALT), and many other
    tool fixes
    * Remove GimpToolPresets object, this functionality got merged into
    the new GimpToolPreset system
    * Rename GimpFilteredContainer to GimpTaggedContainer and add a new
    GimpFilteredContainer parent class which is a generic filter
    * Remove the concept of an “offset” from TileManager and instead
    pass around the offsets explicitly when needed, like when
    * Move GimpBezier desc from vectors/ to core/ and add API to create
    one from sorted BoundSegs
    * Change GimpBrush boundary API to return a GimpBezierDesc
    * Add GimpBrushCache object and use it to cache a brush’s transformed
    pixels and its outline, remove the caching code from GimpBrushCore
    * Add GimpBezierDesc based API to GimpScanConvert and use it


    * Add operations and gegl infrastructure for the cage tool


    * Introduce an “item” type in the PDB and libgimp and deprecate
    lots of old API in favor of item API
    * Add procedures to create, traverse and manipulate layer trees
    * Add more state to the context API, and deprecate functions with
    too many parameters in favor of simpler ones that use context states,
    particularly the entire transform and selection API
    * Move GimpUnitStore and GimpUnitComboBox to libgimpwidgets, and
    use them in GimpSizeEntry, deprecate GimpUnitMenu.
    * Deprecate gimp_min_colors() and gimp_install_cmap()
    * Add API that enables GimpRuler to track motion events by itself
    * Add new selection API and deprecate all old selection functions
    * Move around and rename all parasite functions, deprecate the old ones
    * Add a generated PDB file in the “gimp” namespace and get rid
    of “gimpmisc”
    * Add unit conversion functions to libgimpbase
    * Add function to reset a plug-in’s context to default values


    * Make script-fu server IPv6 aware
    * Follow libgimp deprecations in plug-ins and scripts
    * Add PDF export plugin
    * Lots of cairo porting here too
    * UTF-8 fixes in script-fu
    * Set the progress to 1.0 when done
    * Merge a lot of upstream fixes into script-fu’s Tinyscheme
    * Add “New Layer” option to MapObject
    * Support loading of 16-bit raw PPM files
    * Add web-page, a new plug-in which renders images of web pages
    * Fix some more plug-ins to not warn if applied on an empty region


    * Remove “Untitled” from palette names entries

    Developer documentation:

    * Move libgimp documentation from templates to inline comments
    * Generate standard deprecated sections

    Source and build system:

    * Add more code documentation
    * Add more unit tests and refactor existing ones to use global
    test utility functions
    * Add a manifest to executables (app and plug-ins, Win32)
    * Depend on GLib 2.28, GTK+ 2.24, Cairo 1.10
    * Make WebKit available to all plug-ins, not just the help browser
    * Run UI tests on Xvfb if available
    * Check for GdkPixbuf separately because it’s now a separate library
    * Allow tests to use uninstalled plug-ins from the build dir
    * Remove, comment out, or build for GIMP_UNSTABLE some stuff that
    should not be in a stable release


    * Improve safety on Win32 by calling SetDllDirectory() and
    * Switch from GtkObject::destroy() to GObject::dispose() all over
    the place
    * Various changes that make maintaining the gtk3-port branch easier,
    such as s/GtkAnchorType/GimpHandleAnchor/ and s/GtkObject/GtkAdjustment/
    * Don’t use gtk_container_add() for adding to GtkBoxes
    * Inherit from GtkBox directly, not from GtkHBox/GtkVBox
    * Add namespace to the ink blob types and functions
    * Remove all useless calls to gtk_range_set_update_policy()
    * Use GObject::constructed() instead of GObject::constructor() all
    over the place
    * Move more members to private and add accessors for them
    * Stop using GdkNativeWindow, use guint32 instead
    * Plug memory leaks
    * Remove ps-menurc, we are not a PS clone
    * Use the new g_list_free_full() instead of foreach() and free()
    * Don’t use newly deprecated GTK+ API
    * Use the new GDK_KEY_foo key names
    * Lots of bug fixes and cleanup
    * Lots of translation updates
  2. mikethedj4

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  3. Rod

    Rod Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 19, 2010
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    For a long time now.I got the post up 1 hour after they sent me the email.
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    I got the email a day late yesterday I was just developing apps all day.

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