Dev version: GIMP 2.5.2 available
Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:25 AM
Some days ago the final tarball of GIMP 2.5.2 appeared online on the GIMP ftp server. The tarball is another intermediate step to the soon awaited stable version of GIMP: 2.6.
2.5.2 will be one of the last versions before GIMP 2.6.
If you want to try the developement build please make sure that you take a look at the backported WebKit package (for Ubuntu 8.04) that GIMP uses for its new and cool built-in online help browser. Sven Neumann posted the backports on his blog!http://svenfoo.geekheim.de/index.php/2008-07-16/webkit-rules/
Download source ftp://ftp.gimp.org/p...p-2.5.2.tar.bz2
Changes directly from the GIMP developer NEWS:
Changes in GIMP 2.5.2
- final touches on the combined Freehand/Polygon Select tool
- added a dockable dialog for managing Color tool settings
- prepared the code for changes in the upcoming GTK+ release
- improved popup scale button
- mark the center of rectangles/bounding rectangles during moves
- added dialog to query for using the online user manual
- allow to map dynamics to hardness for the Eraser tool
- provide gimp-remote functionality on Windows
- disable the build and install of the gimp-remote tool by default
- allow to scroll beyond the image borders
- added new PDB data type for transferring color arrays
- added new PDB function gimp-palette-get-colors
- added text search to the Help Browser plug-in
- bug fixes and code cleanup
Sven Neumann, Michael Natterer, Martin Nordholts, Manish Singh,
Lars-Peter Clausen, Alexia Death, Tor Lillqvist, Róman Joost,
Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:38 AM
But 2.5 hasn't even final'ed yet.
Odd-numbered releases (the number to the right of the decimal point) are used to indicate development versions. While 2.4 is the current stable version, the developers are working on 2.5. The only modifications being made to 2.4 are to fix bugs, all improvements are being worked on in 2.5.
Once the developers are finished adding features and fixing bugs in 2.5, it will be released as version 2.6 -- the even release number ("6") indicating that it is stable.
After 2.6 is released, developers will start working on 2.7 (which will become 2.8 when development is finished).
Users of GIMP should stick with the even-numbered stable versions. The development versions change daily and often contain bugs as the developers add the new code.
Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:54 PM
If so some additional care must be taken even if you want be able to run 2 different version of gimp
as example on linux may be better install the "beta" version under a different prefix (As example for me install in "opt" instead then in "usr" worked well for me )
For Win or Mac at the moment there are not installer available neither updated " how to" for build... in case in the future a windows install would be available i will suggest , in order to run alongside 2.4 and 2.5 to install a portable version of 2.4 instead then the usual,the portable seems less sensitive to conflict
but again if you do be aware that you are trying a instable version at your risk
Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:43 AM
I'm a bit curious as to what the source is of this statement? Considering the large changes happening in 2.6 and the long development time before the last release 2.2 -> 2.4 ...
Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:27 PM
when gimp 2.4 was realized was decided also to shorten time between stable releases, to about 6 mouths....But obviously that is a goal, or better a not imperative roadmap, in pratice unexpected problem may always delay the release...some projects are connected so a delay in one may delay all the others somehow related, and so the new release
Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:54 AM
huum..i can't trace exact links now , here something http://www.gimpusers.com/news/2008-07-0 ... nears.html
Posted 05 August 2008 - 02:54 PM
Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:56 PM
n case i may just suppose that i used dumb settings so maybe they all work fine except error management in case of wrong user settings )
For the rest i did 't notice instability on 2.5
Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:29 PM
I'll install 2.5.2 this weekend to see if the slowdown prevails.
Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:50 AM
PS: Theres a known bug in using the New Image dialog for creating any DPI based image. It will give you a HUGE image instead of A4. So keep an eye on those pixels created.