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GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby lisanet » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:01 pm

.. I'm glad to announce the release of

GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

You can download this release from



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.
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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby lisanet » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:05 pm

... 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.

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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby amaloney » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:00 pm

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?

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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby lisanet » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:15 pm

..hhmm

could you both please launch Terminal.app and type

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defaults read org.x.X11 dpi


What's the output?

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

thx
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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby amaloney » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:29 pm

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?

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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby amaloney » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:37 pm

When I use Terminal, I get

defaults read org.x.X11 dpi
2009-08-16 18:35:45.847 defaults[1211:10b]
The domain/default pair of (org.x.X11, dpi) does not exist

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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby amaloney » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:11 am

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

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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby ~suv » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:13 am

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

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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby ~suv » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:26 am

Additional note: see also Apple's : 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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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby ~suv » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:40 am

Another additional note ;-) If you want to know what screen resolution your currently running X11 uses, open Terminal.app and type
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xdpyinfo | grep resolution
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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby lisanet » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:28 am

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.

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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby Serenak » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:50 pm

Oh thank heavens for that - I really was beginning to think I had gone a bit loopy.
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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby andreasw » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:10 pm

Works great! Could you please include the Afterhours theme in the next release?
http://darwingimp.svn.sourceforge.net/v ... resources/
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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby lisanet » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:08 pm

andreasw wrote:Works great! Could you please include the Afterhours theme in the next release?
http://darwingimp.svn.sourceforge.net/v ... resources/


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.

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Re: GIMP 2.6.7 for Leopard (universal binary)

Postby andreasw » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:08 pm

lisanet wrote: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.


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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