After several months without one, the time has come to let ye
know about the nice bugs that are still in the GIMP, and need
fixing. Most of these are fairly shallow bugs against 1.2, some
are meatier ones against 1.3. In any case, since the GIMP is now
3rd in the "bugs open" ranks on bugzilla.gnome.org (behind gtk+
and galeon) and have recently passed nautilus, we have some
bug-fixing to do.
So here goes the list - basically the format is
bug # Summary
one line on possible fix (or other comment on the bug).
79897 UTF-8 validate all external strings
This is one of these bugs that would be closed with time, I
69085 gdyntext loses state when editing pre-existing text
This one has been hanging around for a while, and seems like
it would be fairly accessible.
35489 crop tool doesn't always change canvas size - problems with...
Toggle switches are missed after some operations on big
images - this one has been idle for over a year. Comments on
how it might be fixed, anyone?
91941 Layer Move Independent of Layer Mask
Seems to me like a fairly accessible enhancement.
68149 Canvas size freezes O.S. causing hard reboot
MacOS X bug which needs reproducing and sounds serious.
67584 Segfault when operating on non-selected bezier-path
Seems like this should be a shallow bug. Includes core dump.
78064 Entering large dimensions in Scale Image causes fatal error
Memory issue - some things use lots of memory and crash the
GIMP. Enhancement, marked critical - it's a matter of
pre-calculating how big the "new" image will use, and warning
the user if it goes over some threshold (say 1GB?)
81552 Memory leak with aquired images leads to a crash
Needs a confirmation - could other people try this, and add
whether they could reproduce or not?
10498 Marching Ants die untimely deaths
This has been around for yonks - anyone want to look at it?
97187 black vertical lines when resizing
Unconfirmed bug which looks like it would be easy enough to
reproduce and possibly fix.
97433 Random pixel changes
Weird bug - might be easy to fix, might be meaty.
70335 [tracking bug] Incorrect RGBA resampling
This is a family of bugs marked "Incorrect RGBA resampling
in * plug-in" - there are about 30 of these, all easily
fixable as far as I can tell.
And there we go - hopefully some of these will get fixed, and
we'll restore the GIMP to it's rightful place in the bugzilla
list - 4th. There are lots more bugs which are possibly even
easier to fix - I thought this was a nice mix between easy bugs,
easy enhancements and interesting (ie hard) bugs.
It goes without saying that there are lots of Windows bugs awaiting
confirmation & fixes too - more that there are Unix bugs, in fact.
And there are also lots of bugs on things like Wacoms and scanners
which developers with those types of hardware might consider having
a look at.
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