Re: [Gimp-developer] GIMP release: 2.8.10 request, OS X

Hi Sven,

Have been away for the Thanksgiving holidays.:)

On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 4:59 AM, scl <scl gplus gmail com> wrote:


today there was [bugreport] about outdated builds for OSX.

One reason for not being able to provide an official GIMP 2.8.8.
on OS X build were serious issues on OS X Mavericks, for instance
the [showstopper in the Text tool]. These have been solved in
the meantime (thanks especially to Simone Karin Lehmann, Michael
Natterer and Daniel Sabo).

Therefore I think we should bring out GIMP 2.8.10 soon,
including an official OS X build (preferably also for some older
OS X versions). As far as I know Claytons build is at the ready.
All we need is a 2.8.10 bump, don't we?

This situation shows us another weakness again:
there are at least four people working on an OS X release:
Clayton Walker, Simone Karin Lehmann, Partha Bagchi and
David Evans (Macports), not to mention the (still active?) maintainer
of the outdated Fink build and the various people building GIMP
on their own Macs. All of them do it in their rare spare time.
All of them struggle alone with the special build issues of GIMP
on OS X, its dependencies and the API incompatibilities between the
various OS X versions.
Can you guys and girls please find a way to work together?
What makes it so hard to speak to another at the mailing list or IRC
and unite your forces? Come on, we don't bite ;-)

Thanks for mentioning me. :)

I am happy to collaborate with anyone on my builds. Note that I build Gimp
and all dependencies from scratch using OSX gcc version 4.2.1; that is, I
build gtk+, glib, pango, cairo etc. etc. etc. and then I build Gimp. I also
include plugins that I believe are useful to photographers, well at least
useful to me.

Finally, it's not really feasible for me to come to IRC and hence I loose
out on some of those discussion.

Thanks in advance,


Thanks again,


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