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Re: ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.10.10 released

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On 4/7/19 12:21 PM, Michael Natterer wrote:

> Hi,
>
> We just released GIMP 2.10.10, the fifth bugfix release in
> the stable 2.10 series.
>
> As announced before, stable GIMP 2.10.x is open for new
> features that are not too invasive or change the API,
> and we got some good new stuff for you this time, too.
>
> For a complete list of changes since 2.10.8 please see the
> "Changes" section below.
>
> There is also a release announcement on www.gimp.org:
>
> https://www.gimp.org/news/2019/04/07/gimp-2-10-10-released/
>
> Happy GIMPing,
> --Mitch

Awesomeness!!!!  Thanks for the announcement!  Thanks to the GIMP team
for their effort and amazing work!

Peace...

Tom



>
> Download
> ========
>
>   GIMP 2.10.10 is available from:
>
>   https://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.10/
>
>   and from the mirrors listed at:
>
>   https://www.gimp.org/downloads/devel/#mirrors
>
>   The sha256 and sha512 checksums of the tarball are:
>
> 12d1f243265c7aee1f2c6e97883a5c90ddc0b19b4346cf822e24adbb6c998c77  gimp-
> 2.10.10.tar.bz2
>
> 87caab9643a018e741e5e51c61220b7b282a66ed5bb723750cdf4139950f98c9ab246f4
> d6450420531d0e878c4561150efc4063cda896f08b25669bac4d1d172  gimp-
> 2.10.10.tar.bz2
>
>
> Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.10.8 to GIMP 2.10.10
> ====================================================
>
> Core:
>
>   - Add gimp-scratch allocator, a fast memory allocator (on the order
>     of magnitude of alloca()), suitable for small (up to a few
>     megabytes), short-lived (usually, bound to the current stack-
>     frame) allocations.
>     Unlike alloca(), gimp-scratch doesn't use the stack, and is
>     therefore safer, and will also serve bigger requests, by falling-
>     back to malloc().
>   - In gimp_drawable_transform_buffer_affine(), avoid modifying the
>     clipping mode when transforming layer masks, since this function
>     is used (among other things) to transform layer masks together with
>     their layer, in which case they should use the same clipping mode
>     as the layer. This fixes a regression introduced by commit  
>     2ae823ba, causing layer masks to be transformed with a mismatched
>     clipping mode during layer transforms, leading to discrepencies
>     between the transformed layer and the transformed mask.
>   - Moved swap/cache and temporary files out the GIMP user config dir
>     and added new config file substitutions ${gimp_cache_dir} and
>     ${gimp_temp_dir}.
>   - Pass the GEGL tile-cache size, swap path, and thread-count to plug-
>     ins as part of their config, and have libgimp set the plug-in's
>     GeglConfig accordingly upon initialization.
>   - Layer groups are now rendered in bigger chunks rather than tile-by-
>     tile (which used to pretty much eliminate multithreading for
>     groups), which improves the rendering speed.
>   - Make saving/exporting files more robust to errors. In particular if
>     an error occurs during the process (be it a bug, a memory error, or
>     anything else), GIMP won't overwrite anymore any existing file with
>     incomplete contents, so that you won't end up with no valid files
>     at all.
>   - Fix a regression on support of various graphics tablet.
>   - Remove the "Edit -> Fade..." feature: it makes GIMP use two buffers
>     instead of one (east into system resources), it's broken in 2.10,
>     and we can make the UX better for filters.
>   - New generic canvas modifier 'Alt + middle click' allowing to pick
>     layers by clicking on pixels. The available layers will be looped
>     through (starting from the upper one) while Alt key is hold and the
>     picked layer name will be temporarily displayed in the status bar.
>   - When clearing a channel, do nothing if the channel is already
>     empty; otherwise, align the cleared rectangle to the channel
>     buffer's tile grid, so that all affected tiles are dropped, rather
>     than zeroed.
>     Furthermore, only update the affected region of the channel.
>   - Brush and pattern saving logics has been moved to core code
>     (instead of plug-in).
>   - Clipboard brushes and pattern can now be duplicated.
>   - Parametric brushes are now 32-bit float to avoid posterization on
>     large brushes.
>     Note: raster brushes are still 8-bit and plug-ins only have access
>     to 8-bit versions of high-precision brushes/patterns. New API will
>     be required to handle high-precision data.
>   - On-canvas preview while editing a color in the colormap of an
>     indexed image.
>
> User interface:
>
>   - Enabled HiDPI/Retina support for the GTK2/OSX build, fixes blurry
>     icons.
>   - Add a tooltip to the "better compression" checkbox in save dialog
>     to make it clearer it does not mean that the file size is
>     necessarily smaller in every cases. In particular some best/worst
>     case are possible when an algorithm less efficient in general may
>     end up better on a particular image.
>   - Add basic support for cursors with a scale factor of 2 for HiDPI
>     (artwork to be updated).
>   - Foreground and background color icons, as well as color history
>     will now display out-of-gamut warning on indexed images for colors
>     outside of the palette, as well as on grayscale images, for non-
>     gray colors.
>   - Pack color picker and hexadecimal entry on same line in Color dock.
>   - Add an "Open as Image" button to the brushes dialog.
>
> Usability:
>
>   - Attempting to transform locked layers or paint on them now results
>     in blinking around the status bar (where the warning message is
>     displayed) and around the toolbar where lock toggles are. The same
>     applies to attempting to move a selection where there is none —
>     GIMP will blink around the toolbar where the moving target (layer,
>     selection, path) is chosen.
>   - GIMP now allows selecting default export file type for new
>     projects.
>     The choice is limited to PNG, JPEG, WebP, PSD, ORA, TIFF, BMP.
>   - GimpSpinScale widget now has an optional feature to constrain the
>     value to integer when dragging with a pointer (even if the scale
>     allows for fractional numbers), set with new function
>     gimp_spin_scale_set_constrain_drag().
>     This is useful for settings where fractional numbers are
>     technically possible, yet most common use case are with integers
>     (such as pixel sizes, angles in degrees, etc.) so you want the
>     easy interface to be constrained. Fractional numbers are still
>     settable, for instance by keyboard edit; and arrow incrementation
>     won't drop fraction parts. This is currently only activated for
>     brush options in paint tools.
>
> Tools:
>
>   - In scale tool, scale around center even when using numeric input.
>   - New algorithm in the Bucket Fill tool when selecting the affected
>     area "Fill by line art detection", based off the G'Mic algorithm
>     for "smart colorization":
>     https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01891876
>     In a few words, it identifies painted pixels (either based on
>     grayscale or opacity values) and tries to close line arts to allow
>     filling even with not perfectly closed zones; the second step of
>     the algorithm will flood the colors under line art pixels to
>     prevent "holes" in the filling.
>     It is possible to control a max size (in pixels) for the flooding,
>     as well as max length of closing segments and splines.
>   - The Bucket Fill tool got new interaction allowing to hold the click
>     and move the mouse to fill based on several seed zones (for "Fill
>     by line art detection" as well as "Fill similar colors"). You can
>     now cancel the fill in progress with right click as in other tools.
>   - The Bucket Fill tool now allows color picking with ctrl-click, same
>     as every painting tool. It will pick either the foreground or
>     background color depending on the selected Fill Type. The ctrl-alt
>     modifier combination is also possible to pick the non-Fill Type
>     color.
>   - In the Bucket Fill tool, the Alt modifier will now switch to
>     "FG color fill" when "Pattern fill" was set (instead of doing
>     nothing).
>   - In the Unified Transform tool, default to preserving aspect ratio
>     when scaling up or down.
>   - In the Healing tool, "Sample merged" now also work for the target
>     pixels, allowing to draw in empty layers.
>   - Selection by color is now parallelized, hence improving speed of
>     the Select by Color tool (and any other processing which may share
>     this piece of code now or in the future).
>   - Add "Constrain handles" and "Around center" options to the
>     perspective-transform tool's GUI, which are similar to the
>     corresponding options of the unified-transform tool.
>   - Improve color picking on indexed image to always select an indexed
>     color corresponding to the picked pixel in the colormap.
>
> Plug-ins:
>
>   - file-pdf-save GUI now clearly indicates the order the layers will
>     be used to make multi-page PDFs.
>   - Add DDS loading/exporting plug-in originally developed by Shawn
>     Kirst and Arne Reuter.
>   - Rename the Guillotine plug-in to Slice Using Guides.
>   - Add a new option saving a color profile when exporting PNG, JPEG,
>     TIFF. Always save it when exporting to PSD.
>   - Remove the "Advanced" expanders from the PNG and TIFF export
>     dialogs.
>   - Full rewrite of the Spyrogimp plug-in with much more options and
>     better interaction.
>   - Indexed TIFF with alpha channel now supported.
>
> Filters:
>
>   - Add on-canvas GUI (simple lines) for circular, linear, and zoom
>     motion blur.
>
> Help:
>
>   - Link to the bugtracker directly from the Help menu, also link to
>     the wiki and the roadmap. Remove the link to currently disabled
>     registry.gimp.org.
>
> Installers:
>
>   - Windows: proper fix for libthai to stop GIMP from crashing in the
>     Thai locale.
>
> Translations:
>
>   - Czech, Danish, French, Italian, Japanese, Marathi, Polish, Russian,
>     Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian.
>
> Build:
>
>   - Bumping GTK+ dependency to the micro update GTK+ 2.24.32 to handle
>     several bugs on Windows (broken shortcuts on non-latin layouts and
>     broken vector icons).
>
>
> Contributors:
> =============
>
>   Alex Samorukov, Alexandre Prokoudine, Elad Shahar, Ell, Félix
>   Piédallu, Harald H, Jehan, Jernej Simončič, Kevin Stoffler, Massimo
>   Valentini, Michael Natterer, ONO Yoshio, Oleksii Samorukov, Richard
>   McLean, Salamandar, Skal, Veerasamy Sevagen, gaaned92, lillolollo,
>   oschlueter, sabri ünal, Øyvind Kolås.
>
>
> Translators:
> ============
>
>   Adam Ostruszka, Alan Mortensen, Alexandre Franke, Alexandre
>   Prokoudine, Anders Jonsson, Asier Sarasua Garmendia, Balázs Meskó,
>   Balázs Úr, Bruce Cowan, Christian Kirbach, Claude Paroz, Daniel
>   Korostil, Daniel Mustieles, Dimitris Spingos, Elad Shahar, Ell,
>   Jehan, Marco Ciampa, Martin Srebotnjak, Michael Natterer, Nathan
>   Follens, Piotr Drąg, Rodrigo Lledó, Ryuta Fujii, Rūdolfs Mazurs,
>   Sabri Ünal, Sangdo Jun, Snehalata B Shirude, Sveinn í Felli, Tim
>   Sabsch.
>
>
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Re: ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.10.10 released

Shlomi Fish
On Sun, 7 Apr 2019 17:34:56 -0700
Tom via gimp-user-list <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 4/7/19 12:21 PM, Michael Natterer wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We just released GIMP 2.10.10, the fifth bugfix release in
> > the stable 2.10 series.
> >
> > As announced before, stable GIMP 2.10.x is open for new
> > features that are not too invasive or change the API,
> > and we got some good new stuff for you this time, too.
> >
> > For a complete list of changes since 2.10.8 please see the
> > "Changes" section below.
> >
> > There is also a release announcement on www.gimp.org:
> >
> > https://www.gimp.org/news/2019/04/07/gimp-2-10-10-released/
> >
> > Happy GIMPing,
> > --Mitch  
>
> Awesomeness!!!!  Thanks for the announcement!  Thanks to the GIMP team
> for their effort and amazing work!
>

Thanks from me as well - I packaged the new gimp for mageia linux v7.

> Peace...
>
> Tom
>

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