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Last stable 2.6 release: 2.6.12 has arrived

By at 2012-02-03 01:47:51 UTC, last updated over 11 years ago. CC BY-NC License

There is one last bug fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series before the highly anticipated GIMP 2.8.

Lots of reported problems have been fixed:

Changes from 2.6.11 to 2.6.12:

These bugs were fixed:

  • 627328 – GIMP 2.6.10 segfaults when CTRL-left click on a layer mask
  • 631885 – GIMP fails to import a path from SVG
  • 631728 – Crash or Gtk-CRITICAL on File→Open
  • 641259 – [abrt] gimp-2:2.6.11-1.fc14: integer argument expected, got float
  • 640219 – gimp(1) manpage fixes
  • 640612 – Sample Colorize does not function non-interactively
  • 646947 – file-pdf-load: Don’t use deprecated API
  • 639203 – file-psp: fix for bogus input data
  • 639203 – Fixes for some buffer overflow problems
  • 652280 – Guard against crash due to quitting while DND is processed
  • 660305 – fails to build with -Werror=format-security
  • 623045 – script-fu: make server IPv6 aware

and many more!

Also there have been several translation updates. Binary files are not yet available but will follow soon for sure. Meanwhile please stick with the source code we inlcuded in our downloads section

There is no other news on a release date but it is the most important thing for the developers to get GIMP 2.8 out as soon as possible!


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devvv member for almost 17 years devvv 1475 comments
over 11 years ago

there was a second and 3rd release of 2.6.12. we included the latest one now in the downloads section! should work fine now

over 11 years ago

2.6.12 crashes on startup in windows xp. 2.6.11 works fine.

unhammer member for over 13 years unhammer 25 comments
over 11 years ago

bah just use 2.7.4 (or 2.7.5 on Windows)

over 11 years ago

I still believe that 2.8 will be released this year. ;)

Difydave member for about 13 years Difydave 12 comments rated this topic with 4/5
over 11 years ago

That's great news. Thanks developers.

What's happening with the release of 2.8 now?

billn member for over 12 years billn 15 comments rated this topic with 4/5
over 11 years ago

I gave up on 2.8 being released years ago.