[Gimp-developer] ANNOUNCE: GIMP 2.10.8 released


We just released GIMP 2.10.8, the second 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 indeed included new stuff this time too.

For a complete list of changes since 2.10.6 please see the
"Changes" section below.

There is also a release announcement on www.gimp.org:


Happy GIMPing,


  GIMP 2.10.8 is available from:


  and from the mirrors listed at:


  The sha256 and sha512 checksums of the tarball are:

d849c1cf35244938ae82e521b92b720ab48b8e9ed092d5de92c2464ef5244b9b  gimp-

76401f8ade750ed38bdc78dfdec3317423f4c4e9c931f78002bd7454e  gimp-

Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.10.6 to GIMP 2.10.8


  - Use adaptive chunk size in GimpProjection when rendering the
    projection asynchronously, rather than using a fixed chunk size.
    This provides a better trade-off between throughput and
    responsiveness dynamically, based on how fast the processing is.


  - In all selection tools, show error on attempt to
    subtract-from/intersect-with empty selection.
  - Fix text along path not working with vertical text.
  - Fix Text tool's frame position when undoing a move operation.
  - Streamline Text tool's drawing blocking/unblocking logic.
  - When moving a text layer using the text tool (through alt+drag),
    don't change the layer's box mode to "fixed", which is unnecessary,
    since the layer's size isn't affected.
  - Transform and deformation operations now maintain color for fully
    transparent pixels, making unerase and curves manipulation of alpha
    channel more reliable.
  - All transform tools now apply changes when you save or 
    export/overwrite an image without pressing Enter first to confirm
  - Heal, Dodge/Burn, Smudge, and Convolve tools now adjust the
    processed buffer and mask_buffer regions according to the changes 
    made to the application region, as calculated by intersecting it
    with the drawable and mask extents. This fixes wrong application 
    position when painting on a drawable whose origin is above/to the 
    left of the image's origin, and there's a selection active.


  - Port all plug-ins to the new iterator API in GEGL.
  - Improve automatic detection of HEIC/HEIF files.
  - Improve RawTherapee discovery by looking up registry key (should
    become useful with RawTherapee 5.5 and more).


  - Compatibility information in the Save dialog is now more 
    understandable. The minimum GIMP version for the XCF file is
    always written down when it is GIMP 2.8 or over. The list of 
    features warranting the minimum version is now listed in an 
    expander container rather than as tooltip, which makes it more 
    discoverable. The warning on compression is now displayed
    as its own text under the checkbox and not as additional text to 
    the minimum GIMP version label.


  - New self-explanatory --enable-win32-debug-console CLI option


  - New GimpBacktrace API provides an interface for creating and
    traversing multi-threaded backtraces, as well as querying symbol
    information. Backends are available for Linux and Windows.
  - Performance log recording now available in the Dashboard dock.
    The log contains a series of samples of the dashboard variables,
    as well as the full program backtrace, when available. As such,
    it essentially acts as a built-in profiler, which allows us to
    correlate program execution with the information available
    through the Dashboard.
  - New performance-log-expand.py tool decodes a delta-encoded
    performance log by expanding the deltas, producing a log where
    each sample (and other relevant elements) contain complete
    information. The structure of expanded logs is identical to that
    of delta-encoded logs, the expanded log simply has no deltas.
  - New performance-log-resolve.py tool resolves symbol information
    in backtraces. The logs produced by GIMP only specify the program
    counter at each stack frame, providing an address-map to map
    program-counter addresses to actual symbols separately. This tool
    looks up each program-counter address in the address map,
    incorporating the relevant symbol information directly into the
  - New performance-log-deduce.py tool that statistically deduces the
    correct thread states based on backtrace address frequency, fixing
    local inaccuracies.
  - New performance-log-viewer.py tool that is a viewer for GIMP
    performance logs, with a sample-selection area at the top and an
    information area at the bottom. The sample-selection area 
    visualizes the sampled variables and markers using a simultaneous 
    set of plots, and displays the currently selected samples. The 
    information area shows global information stored in the log, as 
    well as information specific to the currently selected samples, 
    including variable listing and statistics, full backtrace, and 
    profile/call-graph information.


  - Updated translations: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian,
    Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian.


  Alexandre Prokoudine, Ell, Elle Stone, Jehan, Jernej Simončič, Josef
  Ridky, Liam Quin, Massimo Valentini, Michael Natterer, ONO Yoshio,
  Oleksii Samorukov, Sergio Jiménez Herena, Simon Mueller, Tobias
  Ellinghaus, luz.paz, Øyvind Kolås,


  Alan Mortensen, Alexandre Prokoudine, Anders Jonsson, Balázs Meskó,
  Christian Kirbach, Daniel Korostil, Daniel Mustieles, Dimitris
  Spingos, Ell, Gábor Kelemen, Hannie Dumoleyn, Marco Ciampa, Mario
  Blättermann, Olesya Gerasimenko, Piotr Drąg, Rafael Fontenelle,
  Rodrigo Lledó, Snehalata B Shirude, Tim Sabsch, Timo Jyrinki.

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