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ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released Michael Natterer 13 Mar 21:12
  ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released jfrazierjr@nc.rr.com 16 Mar 12:54
   ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released Ragnar Brynjúlfsson 18 Mar 20:26
    ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released Alexia Death 19 Mar 07:23
     ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released Partha Bagchi 19 Mar 09:35
ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released gfxuser 20 Mar 19:39
Michael Natterer
2012-03-13 21:12:40 UTC (about 2 years ago)

ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released

Hi,

GIMP 2.7.5 has been released. This is the last development snapshot in the unstable 2.7 series that leads to 2.8. Only release candidates and the 2.8 release will follow.

For a complete list of changes since 2.7.4 please see the "Changes" section below. Also see the release notes of the 2.7 series at http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.7.html

Please note that the upcoming v2.8 also introduces a huge amount of API deprecations and additions that have the potential to break existing 3rd party scripts and plug-ins. Please file bugs for all plug-ins and scripts that do work in v2.6, but don't work in 2.7.5. A migration guide for developers will be provided when v2.8 is out.

Happy GIMPing, --Mitch

Download
========

GIMP 2.7.5 is available from:

ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.7/

and from the mirrors listed at:

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/#mirrors

The checksum of the tarball is:

55c3ce1402890665464d9aad74ea63b6 gimp-2.7.5.tar.bz2

Changes in GIMP 2.7.5 =====================

UI:

- Minor application menu fixes on the Mac - Make the toolbox arbitrarily resizable again - Add axis labels to the dynamics curves to make them more obvious - Fix dockable showing to do the right thing in both MWM and SWM - Fix some glitches in the tool preset UI, like proper sensitivity

Core:

- Restore autoshrink functionality in the rectangle tools - Allow smudge to work with dynamic brushes - Make sure tool presets and tool options are consistent after loading - Add automatic tags for the folders a file lives in - Make the default Quick Mask color configurable - Fix Color Balance so the "range" setting actually makes a difference

Plug-ins:

- Proper toplevel item sorting in the help browser - Use libraries instead of launching programs in file-compressor - Use the Ghostscript library instead of launching ghostscript - Allow to switch off antialiasing when importing from PDF - Embed the page setup in the main print dialog - Port Gfig to cairo

Libgimp:

- Add PDB API to modify a lot of paint and ink options

Data:

- Add a new set of default brushes and tool presets from Ramon Miranda

Developer documentation:

- Update everything including app/ so all functions appear again

Source and build system:

- Remove the unmaintained makefile.msc build system - Explicitly link plug-ins to -lm when needed - Also create .xz tarballs

General:

- Lots of bug fixes - Tons and tons of translation updates

Contributors ============

Alexandre Prokoudine, Alexia Death, Alexis Wilhelm, Barak Itkin, Christian Krippendorf, Kevin Cozens, Martin Nordholts, Martin Renold, Massimo Valentini, Michael Natterer, Mikael Magnusson, Mukund Sivaraman, Nils Philippsen, Richard Bowers, Ulf-D. Ehlert, Victor Oliveira, Ville Sokk, malay.keshav,

Translators ===========

Albert F, Alexandre Prokoudine, Aurimas Černius, Bruce Cowan, Carles Ferrando, Christian Kirbach, Daniel Mustieles, Daniel Nylander, Daniel Șerbănescu, Eulàlia Pagès, Francisco Vila, Franciscos Vila, Hleb Valoshka, Ihar Hrachyshka, Jiro Matsuzawa, Khaled Hosny, Kiyotaka NISHIBORI, Kjartan Maraas, Kolbjørn Stuestøl, M. Aydin, Marco Ciampa, Marek Černocký, Mario Blättermann, Martin Srebotnjak, Michael Natterer, Miroslav Šulc, Muhammet Kara, Mukund Sivaraman, Mustafa AYDIN, Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy, Nils Philippsen, Nishibori Kiyotaka, Piotr Drąg, Praveen Arimbrathodiyil, Praveen Illa, Quim Perez i Noguer, Rudolfs Mazurs, Seong-ho Cho, swecha, Žygimantas Beručka,

jfrazierjr@nc.rr.com
2012-03-16 12:54:38 UTC (about 2 years ago)

ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released

---- Michael Natterer wrote:

Hi,

GIMP 2.7.5 has been released. This is the last development snapshot in the unstable 2.7 series that leads to 2.8. Only release candidates and the 2.8 release will follow.

For a complete list of changes since 2.7.4 please see the "Changes" section below. Also see the release notes of the 2.7 series at http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.7.html

There is a section of the release notes which discusses tablets and one or more bugs in GTK+:

"GIMP 2.8 relies on a newer version of GTK+2 that unfortunately has partially broken support for graphics tablets such as Wacom. If your graphic tablet doesn't work in GIMP 2.8 as it should, we recommend downgrading to 2.6 until we release GIMP 3.0 that relies on GTK+3 which has fully functional support for advanced input devices."

Can anyone point to the specific(or multiple) bug details? Does 2.7.5 require a greater version of GTK+ compared to 2.7.4? The reason I ask is that of course I have a tablet and had some issues with it not working after unplugging/re-plugging(greyed out in Extended Input Devices even after reboot). I did end up doing two things at the time and one of them ended up fixing the issue with some thoughts thrown out by people on the IRC channel:

1) rebooted with only tablet plugged up(ie, disconnected my mouse which was NOT plugged in when the OS, Linux Mint 12, was installed.
2) recompiled gtk+(had to download and compile since distro version was less than required.. not sure what version I grabbed though) and added the option to ./configure for, not quite sure of the name and can't check right now, but something like --with_xinput or something like that...Which I am fairly sure I did NOT do the first time.

3) recompiled gimp 2.7.4(taken from git the day after 2.7.4 was released).

This ended up fixing the problem. Needless to say, I have not dis-connected my tablet again, so I don't know for sure if the issue would come back or not... At this point, my tablet is working perfectly and while I would like to upgrade, I don't want to break the tablet again...

Ragnar Brynjúlfsson
2012-03-18 20:26:54 UTC (about 2 years ago)

ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released

Hi,

I don't know how Linux Mint sets up it's tablet, but in the past I've used wdaemon (
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/linuxwacom/index.php?title=Wdaemon ), to make hot-plugging of wacom tablets work under CentOS 4/5. It basically creates a virtual tablet that is connected all the time, and then captures the tablet when you connect it and uses it in place of the virtual tablet. This means, that to the system, the tablet is never disconnected.

Isn't this an issue with the X server, and not GIMP or GTK+?

Ragnar

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM, wrote:

---- Michael Natterer wrote:

Hi,

GIMP 2.7.5 has been released. This is the last development snapshot in the unstable 2.7 series that leads to 2.8. Only release candidates and the 2.8 release will follow.

For a complete list of changes since 2.7.4 please see the "Changes" section below. Also see the release notes of the 2.7 series at http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.7.html

There is a section of the release notes which discusses tablets and one or more bugs in GTK+:

"GIMP 2.8 relies on a newer version of GTK+2 that unfortunately has partially broken support for graphics tablets such as Wacom. If your graphic tablet doesn't work in GIMP 2.8 as it should, we recommend downgrading to 2.6 until we release GIMP 3.0 that relies on GTK+3 which has fully functional support for advanced input devices."

Can anyone point to the specific(or multiple) bug details? Does 2.7.5 require a greater version of GTK+ compared to 2.7.4? The reason I ask is that of course I have a tablet and had some issues with it not working after unplugging/re-plugging(greyed out in Extended Input Devices even after reboot). I did end up doing two things at the time and one of them ended up fixing the issue with some thoughts thrown out by people on the IRC channel:

1) rebooted with only tablet plugged up(ie, disconnected my mouse which was NOT plugged in when the OS, Linux Mint 12, was installed.

2) recompiled gtk+(had to download and compile since distro version was less than required.. not sure what version I grabbed though) and added the option to ./configure for, not quite sure of the name and can't check right now, but something like --with_xinput or something like that...Which I am fairly sure I did NOT do the first time.

3) recompiled gimp 2.7.4(taken from git the day after 2.7.4 was released).

This ended up fixing the problem. Needless to say, I have not dis-connected my tablet again, so I don't know for sure if the issue would come back or not... At this point, my tablet is working perfectly and while I would like to upgrade, I don't want to break the tablet again...

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Alexia Death
2012-03-19 07:23:35 UTC (about 2 years ago)

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Hi,

Wdaemon is pretty much obsolete in modern linux distributions. Only thing that does not do hotplug yet is GTK2 and the requirement of restarting gimp after you plug in your tablet and keeping it plugged in while GIMP is running is not that onerous to justify using wdaemon in most cases.

The original poster actually already got his answers for IRC I believe. There should be no tablet regressions between 2.7.4 and 2.7.5 on Linux. On windows, at least the initial build failed to pick up any tablets at all for me, reason is yet unknown.

If you need to build your own gtk, do not forget --with-xinput parameter on linux, there is probably a comparable flag for windows. Without it your freshly built GTK wont have any tablet support and extended devices remain grayed out or not there at all.

On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM, Ragnar Brynjlfsson wrote:

Hi,

I don't know how Linux Mint sets up it's tablet, but in the past I've used wdaemon (
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/linuxwacom/index.php?title=Wdaemon ), to make hot-plugging of wacom tablets work under CentOS 4/5. It basically creates a virtual tablet that is connected all the time, and then captures the tablet when you connect it and uses it in place of the virtual tablet. This means, that to the system, the tablet is never disconnected.

Isn't this an issue with the X server, and not GIMP or GTK+?

Ragnar

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM, wrote:

---- Michael Natterer wrote:

Hi,

GIMP 2.7.5 has been released. This is the last development snapshot in the unstable 2.7 series that leads to 2.8. Only release candidates and the 2.8 release will follow.

For a complete list of changes since 2.7.4 please see the "Changes" section below. Also see the release notes of the 2.7 series at http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.7.html

There is a section of the release notes which discusses tablets and one or more bugs in GTK+:

"GIMP 2.8 relies on a newer version of GTK+2 that unfortunately has partially broken support for graphics tablets such as Wacom. If your graphic tablet doesn't work in GIMP 2.8 as it should, we recommend downgrading to 2.6 until we release GIMP 3.0 that relies on GTK+3 which has fully functional support for advanced input devices."

Can anyone point to the specific(or multiple) bug details? Does 2.7.5 require a greater version of GTK+ compared to 2.7.4? The reason I ask is that of course I have a tablet and had some issues with it not working after unplugging/re-plugging(greyed out in Extended Input Devices even after reboot). I did end up doing two things at the time and one of them ended up fixing the issue with some thoughts thrown out by people on the IRC channel:

1) rebooted with only tablet plugged up(ie, disconnected my mouse which was NOT plugged in when the OS, Linux Mint 12, was installed.

2) recompiled gtk+(had to download and compile since distro version was less than required.. not sure what version I grabbed though) and added the option to ./configure for, not quite sure of the name and can't check right now, but something like --with_xinput or something like that...Which I am fairly sure I did NOT do the first time.

3) recompiled gimp 2.7.4(taken from git the day after 2.7.4 was released).

This ended up fixing the problem. Needless to say, I have not dis-connected my tablet again, so I don't know for sure if the issue would come back or not... At this point, my tablet is working perfectly and while I would like to upgrade, I don't want to break the tablet again...

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Partha Bagchi
2012-03-19 09:35:40 UTC (about 2 years ago)

ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released

On Windows, you need to include directx while building Gimp. You can get the directx sdk from Microsoft.

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 3:23 AM, Alexia Death wrote:

Hi,

Wdaemon is pretty much obsolete in modern linux distributions. Only thing that does not do hotplug yet is GTK2 and the requirement of restarting gimp after you plug in your tablet and keeping it plugged in while GIMP is running is not that onerous to justify using wdaemon in most cases.

The original poster actually already got his answers for IRC I believe. There should be no tablet regressions between 2.7.4 and 2.7.5 on Linux. On windows, at least the initial build failed to pick up any tablets at all for me, reason is yet unknown.

If you need to build your own gtk, do not forget --with-xinput parameter on linux, there is probably a comparable flag for windows. Without it your freshly built GTK wont have any tablet support and extended devices remain grayed out or not there at all.

On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM, Ragnar Brynjlfsson wrote:

Hi,

I don't know how Linux Mint sets up it's tablet, but in the past I've used wdaemon (
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/linuxwacom/index.php?title=Wdaemon ), to make hot-plugging of wacom tablets work under CentOS 4/5. It basically creates a virtual tablet that is connected all the time, and then captures the tablet when you connect it and uses it in place of the virtual tablet. This means, that to the system, the tablet is never disconnected.

Isn't this an issue with the X server, and not GIMP or GTK+?

Ragnar

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM, wrote:

---- Michael Natterer wrote:

Hi,

GIMP 2.7.5 has been released. This is the last development snapshot in the unstable 2.7 series that leads to 2.8. Only release candidates and the 2.8 release will follow.

For a complete list of changes since 2.7.4 please see the "Changes" section below. Also see the release notes of the 2.7 series at http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.7.html

There is a section of the release notes which discusses tablets and one or more bugs in GTK+:

"GIMP 2.8 relies on a newer version of GTK+2 that unfortunately has partially broken support for graphics tablets such as Wacom. If your graphic tablet doesn't work in GIMP 2.8 as it should, we recommend downgrading to 2.6 until we release GIMP 3.0 that relies on GTK+3 which has fully functional support for advanced input devices."

Can anyone point to the specific(or multiple) bug details? Does 2.7.5 require a greater version of GTK+ compared to 2.7.4? The reason I ask is that of course I have a tablet and had some issues with it not working after unplugging/re-plugging(greyed out in Extended Input Devices even after reboot). I did end up doing two things at the time and one of them ended up fixing the issue with some thoughts thrown out by people on the IRC channel:

1) rebooted with only tablet plugged up(ie, disconnected my mouse which was NOT plugged in when the OS, Linux Mint 12, was installed.

2) recompiled gtk+(had to download and compile since distro version was less than required.. not sure what version I grabbed though) and added the option to ./configure for, not quite sure of the name and can't check right now, but something like --with_xinput or something like that...Which I am fairly sure I did NOT do the first time.

3) recompiled gimp 2.7.4(taken from git the day after 2.7.4 was released).

This ended up fixing the problem. Needless to say, I have not dis-connected my tablet again, so I don't know for sure if the issue would come back or not... At this point, my tablet is working perfectly and while I would like to upgrade, I don't want to break the tablet again...

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gfxuser
2012-03-20 19:39:30 UTC (about 2 years ago)

ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.5 released

Hi,

I just played a bit around with the Windows build of v. 2.7.5. I'm very impressed, especially of the layer groups, the new brushes and paint dynamics.

Good work!

grafxuser