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‘Single window’ GIMP release delayed – but why?

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  1. mikethedj4

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    I was only recently made aware that GIMP 2.8, a.k.a. ‘the one with single window mode’, had strayed off course from its intended release date of December 26th this year.

    Perhaps I’ve been too busy with my cajoling of Adobe to bring Photoshop to Linux to notice that one of Linux’s most powerful applications is in a little bit of a mire.

    LibreGraphicsWorld offers up some background on the delay: -

    “Unfortunately the GIMP team that has always been short-handed became even more shorthanded during spring 2010, when Martin [Northolts] became too busy to contribute to the project on daily basis the way he used to, thus leaving the team with just 2.5 dedicated developers.

    This is quite unfortunate, since the only big chunk of work left to do for 2.8 is the optional single-window mode, for which the final design spec is also missing at the time.”

    Sucks, right? It’s often easy to forget that some of these ‘big name’ applications don’t have ‘big name’ grunt behind them.

    So, if you’re feeling in charitable, helpful or otherwise altruistic mood thanks to excessive amounts of mince pies then send the GIMP team some love with a donation or – perhaps more vitality – a helping hand.

    Thanks to Antonio
     
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    Thanks for the update Mike. :)
     
  3. mikethedj4

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    I know I'm a little late, but no problem.

    I have over 400,000 emails and just been skimming threw a bunch, and unsubscribing from sites that I no longer wanna be subscribed to, cause of this email clutter problem.
     
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    Well i knew there were still about 32 bugs to work out before launch.Probably all have to do with Single Window. :)
     
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    GET IT OUT!!! I WONT EVEN USE SINGLE WINDOW!!
     
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    Aw....was hoping to get 2.8 for Christmas xD
     
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    I'll be using Single Window I use it when I use Gimp 2.7.1 (on Linux though, not windows)
     
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    2.7 = no theme...
    2.7 = no go!
     
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    I'm sure if i fiddled around with it i could get themes to work in 2.7 Maffe. =)
     
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    I made it yesterday on a non-standard path install/portable install!
    Stay tuned - I'm going to post my findings here soon... <a class="postlink-local" href="http://gimper.net/viewtopic.php?p=97970#p97970" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">viewtopic.php?p=97970#p97970</a>
     
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    Single window is nice.
    But cage based transform is what I'm waiting for.
    I used a spare partition with Gentoo Linux to install Gimp from git.
    Works ~well.Installed gutenprint plugin etc.
    Texturizer doesn't work probably an API change in 2.7.
    And there are more scripts/plugins that fail.
    Gerard.
     
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    I'm waiting for the new text tool, I could care less about the brushes (I only use the circle brushes anyway....), and cage looks like a lot of fun to use :O
    Single mode might be nice, not really better, but options are always nice ^_^
    Do wish summer would come so I can donate to GIMP already :<
     
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    2.7 ... nuff said :D
     
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    2.7 's text tool is still buggy though.
     

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