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ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.1.2 Development Release



Hi,

a new development snapshot of GIMP 2.1 is now available from
ftp.gimp.org and it's mirrors:

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

This is an unstable development release. It certainly has bugs and
there are a number of unfinished hacks. We are nevertheless interested
in your feedback and would like you to file bug reports for crashes
and non-obvious problems.


Please note that you cannot install gimp-2.1 side-by-side with
gimp-2.0 into the same prefix. A number of files will clash, so please
use a separate prefix to install this development version! For
details, please read the file INSTALL.

Also, please do _not_ distribute binary packages of gimp-2.1. We are
aiming for a gimp-2.2 release by the end of september, so please wait
for gimp-2.2.


Because the 2.1.1 release has never been officially announced, here's
an overview of the changes in the last two development releases:


Overview of Changes in GIMP 2.1.2
=================================

- Further improvements to the new input controllers; added a keyboard
  controller.

- Show image preview in GFig plug-in, started a complete overhaul.

- Added Difference of Gaussians edge detection plug-in.

- Added more possibilities for drag'n'drop:
   * layers dialog accepts URI, color and pattern drops
   * path dialog takes and offers DND of SVG data

- Implemented PDB function gimp-path-get-point-at-dist.

- Allow to use the color picker to edit palettes (as in gimp-1.2).

- Improvements and code cleanup in gimpressionist plug-in.

- Allow to cut'n'paste image data between GIMP and other applications
  (for example Abiword) using the system clipboard.

- List unsaved images in Quit dialog.

- Completed core/gui separation. Optionally build a gimp-console
  application that behaves like 'gimp --no-interface' and doesn't link
  to GTK+ at all.

- Deprecated GimpPixmap and ported almost all users to GtkImage.

- Moved display projection code into a GimpProjection object. This means
  there's finally only a single projection per image.

- Introduced GimpPickable interface and implemented it for all core
  objects that you can pick colors from.

- Write smaller indexed MNG files.

- Fixed issues with the internal statusbar API.

- Allow for multiple light sources in the Lighting plug-in.

- Redone file type selection in file load/save dialogs.

- Removed HRZ plug-in.

- Improved developers documentation.

- Improved quality of antialiasing in the ellipse select tool.

- Lots of bug fixes and other goodies. Check the ChangeLog for details.


Contributors:

   Michael Natterer, Sven Neumann, Philip Lafleur, William Skaggs,
   Geert Jordaens, Simon Budig, Roman Joost, Michael Schumacher,
   Shlomi Fish, Hans Breuer, Brion Vibber, Robert Oegren, Kevin
   Cozens, Helvetix Victorinox


Overview of Changes in GIMP 2.1.1
=================================

- Added support for loading patterns in formats supported by GdkPixbuf
  (most notably PNG and JPEG).

- Use ARGB cursors when supported by the windowing system. Added nice
  new tool cursors.

- Added previews to Solid Noise and Unsharp Mask plug-ins.

- Improvements for painting with pressure-sensitive devices.

- Added preview for transform tools.

- Merged the Gaussian Blur plug-ins.

- Simplified the Blur plug-in.

- Reorganized the Preferences dialog.

- Dispatch Enter, Return, Backspace and Delete key events to the tools
  and use them where it makes sense.

- Some optimizations to the tile system, the gradient rendering and to
  the cubic interpolation routine.

- Show the brush outline while painting.

- Added an interface that allows to add controller modules. Such a module
  can dispatch events to The GIMP which are mapped to actions by a
  user-configurable mapping table.  Added controller modules for mouse
  wheel, midi and linux_input devices.

- Applied HIG capitalization style to all(?) dialogs.

- Lots of bug fixes and other goodies. Check the ChangeLog for details.


Contributors:

   Michael Natterer, Sven Neumann, Manish Singh, Philip Lafleur,
   William Skaggs, Geert Jordaens, Yeti, Dave Neary, Jakub Steiner,
   David Gowers, , Henrik Brix Andersen, Simon Budig, Pedro Gimeno,
   lots of translators and the contributors that I accidentally missed...



Happy GIMPing!

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