Re: [Gimp-user] Text Along Path GIMP 2.8.2

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 2:01 AM, C G wrote:

GIMP is a great product. I have used it for over five years now and have
enjoyed learning how to use it. I generally pick things up as I need them
rather than sitting through tutorials A-Z style.

Recently I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and this automatically
upgraded GIMP from 2.6 to 2.8.2.

A common tool I use in GIMP is "Text Along Path" for creating logos etc for
my business.

Now, as I am sure you are aware, this is now broken in the latest release.
I'm not sure if the fault lies with Ubuntu or GIMP but after two days of
trying to get it to work I have decided to give up using GIMP as I can't
even get the previous version to install. I have tried but to no avail
(*.tar.bz2 files, babl errors - installed but still have errors, etc.).

I am usually pretty stubborn but I am throwing in the towel here. You see
the computer I use is for the business and I have databases running that I
don't want to have back up and reinstall. I am pretty sure that if I did a
new install of Ubuntu 12.04 or maybe even 12.10 I'll be able to get GIMP
running WITH "Text Along Path" supported. Unfortunately this isn't an option
right now.

So in the mean time good-bye, sayonara, arrivederci, salut, ciao, au revoir,
and good luck with the updates. Let me know when the hole is patched and not
some over complicated fix that only works for a handful of systems.

One question: WTF happened on this latest release? (or should I be directing
this towards Ubuntu?) It surprises me that we are now 1 week in to November
and there hasn't been an update yet and the bug has been closed in the bug
reporting system.

Dear C G,

You spent an awful lot of time writing an email that was supposed to
be about text on path in 2.8.2, but somehow you never actually
explained what it is that is wrong with text on path.

I'm afraid I don't know what "hole" is supposed to be "patched" and
hence what you should be (personally?) notified about.

Would you like to clarify?

Alexandre Prokoudine

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