Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP for Android

I did not patch GIMP at all, I used Debian Wheezy armeabihf package.

The magic is inside those scripts - there are several LD_PRELOAD-ed
libraries, which emulate Linux OS calls missing on Android, it's an
'emulation' similar to Wine.
And XServer is an X11 implementation, it's the most important and most
user-facing part of the package.

The one thing I would like to see in GIMP in future is ability to scale
toolbox buttons with DPI. All text labels scale up nicely on small screen
thanks to XServer, but buttons stay the same size in pixels, so you need to
lower display resolution to make them bigger.
On Nov 12, 2013 11:03 AM, "Jehan Pagès" <jehan marmottard gmail com> wrote:


On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Sergii Pylypenko <x pelya x gmail com>
I've updated my GIMP for Android app:

It's still the same kind-of-emulation, but has improved X server, with
24bpp color depth, multiple resolutions, magnifying glass for touch
and mouse/stylus support, with stylus pressure fully supported, so it
should be most usable on Galaxy Note 10.1.

That's nice. I did not know there were any project right now for GIMP
on Android. Does it compile well out of the box or have you had to
patch the source? I tried to check your source, but there is no GIMP
source, just some scripts and xserver files, and I don't know much
about this xserver thing (apparently a X11 implementation for

If you have modified sources to compile for Android, and if that does
not break our existing normal builds, I personally think this could
make interesting upstream patches.


Also, it's named 'GIMP' now, not 'Linux for Android', as my previous app
was, I hope it will be easier for users to discover.

Inkscape is included as a bonus, because there's no much difference
500MB and 650Mb install.

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