[Gimp-developer] ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.7.4 released


Finally, GIMP 2.7.4 has been released. This is an unstable
development version on the way to 2.8, which we hope to release
in January. 2.7.4 may, or may not be the last development release
before 2.8. Please test it hard to help us find out.

For a complete list of changes since 2.7.3 please see the "Changes"
section below. Also see the release notes of the 2.7 series at

Please note that the whole 2.7.x series of versions is considered
unstable and is not recommended for use in production even though it
might just work for you. Our intention is to make development versions
available for passionate users who can provide useful feedback to help
us fix bugs and streamline implementation of some of the new
features. The upcoming v2.8 also introduces a huge amount of API
deprecations and additions that have the potential to break existing
3rd party scripts and plug-ins. Please file bugs for all plug-ins and
scripts that do work in v2.6, but don't work in 2.7.4. A migration
guide for developers will be provided when v2.8 is out.

Happy GIMPing,


  GIMP 2.7.4 is available from:


  and from the mirrors listed at:


  The checksum of the tarball is:

  bda95a29c3483b8ff458b06b1543f867  gimp-2.7.4.tar.bz2

Changes in GIMP 2.7.4


 - Add a close button to image tabs in single-window mode
 - Improve the transform tools' undo strings to be more descriptive
 - Render the layer's "eye" icon in inconsistent state if the layer is
   visible, but one of its parents isn't
 - Add proper stacking for canvas items, so things don't hide each other
 - Make sure single-window-mode and multi-window-mode are always saved
   consistently in sessionrc


 - Fix "render_image_tile_fault: assertion `tile[4] != NULL' failed"
   warnings that occurred for some image sizes
 - Fix attachment of the floating selection when the gegl projection
   is enabled
 - Replace heal algorithm with a new one by Jean-Yves Couleaud that
   works much better
 - Make resource sub-folders show up in UI as tags, allowing users
   to easily locate resource collections they may have installed
 - Fix graphics tablet canvas interaction by moving from
   gdk_pointer_grab() to gtk_grab_add() for most grabs
 - Stop using motion hints, they are a concept from the dark ages


 - Add a basic paint dynamics PDB interface


 - Make writing color space information to BMP files optional
 - PSD loader now reads and imports working paths


 - Lots and lots of undeprecations

Developer documentation:

 - Add devel-docs/gegl-porting-plan.txt

Source and build system:

 - Make git-version.h generation work in shallow git clones
 - Modernize use of autotools a bit, maintainer-mode and pdbgen
   are now enabled by default


 - Make gimptool install scripts in the correct system-wide directory
 - Fix lots and lots of stuff found by static code analysis


  Alexandre Prokoudine, Alexia Death, Alexis Wilhelm, Bruce Cowan,
  Jakub Steiner, Javier Jardón, Jernej Simončič, Karthikeyan S,
  Kevin Cozens, Martin Nordholts, Massimo Valentini, Michael Natterer,
  Michael Schumacher, Mikael Magnusson, Mike Melancon, Mukund Sivaraman,
  Nils Philippsen, Simon Budig, Ville Pätsi


  Albert, Alexandre Prokoudine, Bruno Gurgel, Carles Ferrando,
  Christian Kirbach, Daniel Mustieles, Dimitris Spingos,
  Evgenia Petoumenou, Jennie Petoumenou, João S. O. Bueno,
  Kjartan Maraas, Kolbjørn Stuestøl, Kristjan SCHMIDT, Marco Ciampa,
  Martin Srebotnjak, Michael Muré, Michael Natterer, Rudolfs Mazurs,
  YunQiang Su, 神州散人

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