[Gimp-developer] ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.8.20 released


we are releasing GIMP 2.8.20 with a number of bug fixes, including the
official fix for the weird language choices on macOS (this was already
fixed in an update to the most recent 2.8.18 package).

Users on the Microsoft Windows platform will notice a fix to end the
crazy oscillating between different input devices, for example a tablet
stylus and the mouse.

This is a bugfix release in the stable 2.8 series, no
new features were added.

For a complete list of changes since 2.8.18 please see the "Changes"
section below. Also see the release notes of the 2.8 series at

Happy GIMPing,


  GIMP 2.8.20 is available from:


  and from the mirrors listed at:


  Please use the torrent, it distributes
  the download bandwidth across all mirrors:


  The checksum of the tarball is:

  d405640c426b234d6efc36fb4f5bae57  gimp-2.8.20.tar.bz2

Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.8.18 to GIMP 2.8.20


 - Avoid D-Bus error message when built without D-Bus support
 - fix OS X min required conditional in gimpimagewindow.c
 - Saving to existing .xcf.bz and .xcf.gz files didn't truncate them
   and could lead to unnecessarily large files
 - Text layer created by gimp-text-fontname doesn't respect border
   when resized
 - Avoid seeking when saving XCF files to prevent corruption with
   file network shares (fixed since 2014, but not mentioned in NEWS yet)


 - Flow on Paint Dynamics editor dialog: the 'y' axis is indicating
   'Rate' instead 'Flow'
 - Vertical ruler shows artifacts if the status bar isn't showing
 - Tablet stylus misbehaves when crossing the edge of a dock in
 - Disable the new "automatic window tabbing" feature introduced on
   macOS Sierra
 - Improve the visibility of slider handles with dark themes
 - Make it harder to switch to renaming if selecting already selected
   items in resource lists


 - Make toggling to color picker mode of paint tools more robust


 - Call gimp_file_entry_set_filename() with filename encoding

Windows Installer:

 - Reduce the memory requirement when running the installer (has
   already been shipped in a 2.8.18 installer-only update)
 - Ship an updated libcairo to fix GTK+ UI rendering problems, like
   missing palette border/bevel and shadows under tab labels

macOS DMG:

 - Ship the Tango icon theme with the DMG for a complete set of icons
 - Fix the way mime data is copied into the bundle
 - No longer copy Pango modules into the bundle
 - Prevent a crash caused by drag&drop on OSX by patching the included
 - Ship a patch for gettext to make sure the preferred UI language
   will be used


 - Prevent the Python console from closing by the Escape key
 - Help browser does not launch on OS X
 - Filter 'Edge Detect/Difference of Gaussians' returns empty image
 - Only use -xobjective-c for compile commands
 - mkgen.pl: fix calls to write_file() routine to write to current
 - When printing, the images are composed onto a white background to
   prevent printing a black box instead of a transparent image
 - Fix color vision deficiency display filters to apply gamma
   correction directly

Updated Translations:

 - Catalan
 - Czech
 - Danish
 - Finnish
 - French
 - German
 - Greek
 - Hungarian
 - Icelandic
 - Italian
 - Polish
 - Portuguese
 - Slovak
 - Slovenian
 - Scottish Gaelic
 - Spanish
 - Swedish


 - Bug fixes


  Akkana Peck, Ingo Brückl, Jehan, Jernej Simončič, Kristian Rietveld,
  Massimo Valentini, Michael Natterer, Michael Schumacher, Thomas Manni,


  Anders Jonsson, Ask Hjorth Larsen, Balázs Meskó, Benedikt M. Thoma,
  Christian Kirbach, Claude Paroz, Daniel Mustieles,
  Dimitris Spingos (Δημήτρης Σπίγγος), Dušan Kazik,
  GNOME Translation Robot, Gábor Kelemen, Jiri Grönroos, Jordi Mas,
  Marco Ciampa, Marek Černocký, Martin Srebotnjak, Piotr Drąg,
  Sveinn í Felli, Tiago Santos

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