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3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby raeaven » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:41 pm

GIMP got 3 projects accepted in Googles SoC 2010!
In Googles Summer of Code students are sponsored by Google to develope new features for a certain Open Source software. This year GIMP will have three students that will be programming for GIMP in the next months.

*) Danny Robson will work on 3 new tone mapping operators for GEGL that will improve HDR workflow in GIMP. Such operators are responsible for different outcome of a basic HDR picture and these operators will bring that special and yet always a little different HDR-look into photos. His mentor is Martin Nordholts.

*) Michael Mure will be mentored by Kaja Liiv and is developing a new tool that uses Green Coordinates to deform an image. You can place a so-called "Cage" on a picture (a closed polygon). Then you'll be able to deform the cage and the image will be deformed accordingly. This is a technique that allows high quality deformation while preserving the shape of an image.

*) Chen Yan and Joao Bueno (his mentor) will work on more intuitive drawing options that can be done directly on-canvas. The goal is to make painting much more accessible while minimizing the need of open dialogues. The workflow shall be improved in general by reducing the amount of clicks needed for a certain action.

In the next weeks students have time to get to know their mentors and become familiar with the whole environment of the software organization. We wish you fun and good luck on programming. We as "normal" GIMP users will however not get into touch with the new features until GIMP 2.8 or maybe GIMP 2.10/3.0 is released ;-)



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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby Cyrilshark » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:04 pm

That.


Is.


Amazing.


WHOO I CAN'T WAIT FOR 2.8!!!!!!!
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby raeaven » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:27 pm

raeaven wrote: We as "normal" GIMP users will however not get into touch with the new features until GIMP 2.8 or maybe GIMP 2.10/3.0 is released ;-)


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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby David Wood » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:31 pm

YAY! I don't think anybody can stand waiting for 2.8. :D
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby Rod » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:54 pm

I have been playing with 2.7 but its a little buggy.
i cant wait for 2.8 either
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby virtualTune » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:37 am

is there an unstable beta for 2.8?
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby David Wood » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:47 am

Yeah 2.7 :P
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby Cyrilshark » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:55 pm

2.7 isn't anywhere near what 2.8 will be :P
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby David Wood » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:09 pm

Yes it is, 2.7 is the development version of 2.8, when most of the bugs are worked out it becomes 2.8.
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby raeaven » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:14 pm

So your saying that all the new features in 2.8 is in 2.7 but it is still buggy?
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby Cyrilshark » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:24 pm

o.o
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby David Wood » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:34 pm

No, some of them though. Even numbered releases are the stable versions and odd numbered are the beta/development versions. Explore the gimp site and you find all kinds of cool stuff, like these, http://www.gimp.org/about/splash/
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby Rod » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:54 pm

Well the only bug i have run into so far is the preview window doesn't close once you open it, if your in single window mode.I believe this bug has been reported already.

I like the way you can tab each open image on top now though.
That is quite nice.

I do have the compiled version uploaded to MediaFire if any Windows users want to try it out.
Use at your own risk though.So far no harm has come to my Windows XP platform.

Its like a portable version, click the wilbur icon and it will run.
No need to install.
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby Maffe811 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:48 pm

Cyrilshark wrote:That.


Is.


Amazing.


WHOO I CAN'T WAIT FOR 2.8!!!!!!!



you need to stop.
doing.
this.
Got möp?
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Re: 3 projects in development for GIMP 2.8

Postby virtualTune » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:17 pm

Maffe811 wrote:
Cyrilshark wrote:That.


Is.


Amazing.


WHOO I CAN'T WAIT FOR 2.8!!!!!!!



you need to stop.
doing.
this.


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