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    Default Did Hell Freeze Over? GIMP 2.8 Released

    Phoronix: Did Hell Freeze Over? GIMP 2.8 Released

    With word this morning of Electronic Arts making plans with Ubuntu and now the release of GIMP 2.8, some may think that hell has frozen over...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5NjA

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    IMO this is a good example of why Gtk is not suited for complicated stuff. It's good for simple things, but once you're doing something *really* non-trivial, it becomes a liability.

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    Chasing down the dependencies to install this from source is turning out to be a major pain in the ass. I wonder when this will hit the repos?

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    Hoping to see this ship with Fedora 17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    IMO this is a good example of why Gtk is not suited for complicated stuff. It's good for simple things, but once you're doing something *really* non-trivial, it becomes a liability.
    Couldn't agree more. Having worked with higher-level UI toolkits like QT and Java/Swing it makes me wonder how so many developers can manage the burden of GTKs horrible API design.
    And the yet again completly screwed up their filechooser for GTK3 (and for fun, backported the changes to GTK2 - yeah!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxhippy View Post
    QT and Java/Swing it makes me wonder how so many developers can manage the burden of GTKs horrible API design.
    I love qt, but please, please, don't talk about Java like this :'(.
    Last edited by Sverro2; 05-03-2012 at 02:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxhippy View Post
    Couldn't agree more. Having worked with higher-level UI toolkits like QT and Java/Swing it makes me wonder how so many developers can manage the burden of GTKs horrible API design.
    Well, they are GIMP, and not KIMP or QIMP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    Hoping to see this ship with Fedora 17.
    F17 already has a RC version of Gimp, 2.8 will probably be available as a day 0 update .

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    It's already in a ppa for ubuntu

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    It's hopeless. Not that GIMP isn't useful cause it is but look at the roadmap. We'll get the useful features in 3.2 which will probably when hell REALLY freezes over.
    Yeah I know what people will say: "If you want those features then get involved and code". Maybe more people would get involved in these open source projects when coders become less sloppy/lazy and learn how to document what the hell they're doing.

    GIMP 3.0
    Port to GTK3
    High bit depths

    GIMP 3.2
    Automatic layer boundary management
    Filter layers and "Layer effects"
    Non-destructive editing

    GIMP 3.4
    Auto-anchoring of floating selection - or better, get rid of floating selections!

    GIMP 3.6
    Script recording and playback
    "Smart objects"

    GIMP 3.8
    Unified transform tool
    Last edited by linux5850; 05-03-2012 at 09:39 PM. Reason: typos

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