I'm sorry, hasn't it been available for a while? At least I have been using 2.7.3 for months. Great news anyway.
Thales On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 4:10 PM, Michael Natterer <mi...@gimp.org> wrote: > Hi, > > We are pleased to announce the availability of a new development > version that brings us closer to GIMP 2.8. This version features > a lot of UI updates and improvements. > > The most visible changes in 2.7.3 are the fully working single-window > mode, including working session management, and the introduction of a > new hybrid spinbutton/scale widget which takes less space in dockable > dialogs. > > For a complete list of changes since 2.7.2 please see the "Changes" > section below. Also see the release notes of the 2.7 series at > http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.7.html > > Please note that the whole 2.7.x series of versions is considered > unstable and is not recommended for use in production even though it > might just work for you. Our intention is to make development versions > available for passionate users who can provide useful feedback to help > us fix bugs and streamline implementation of some of the new > features. The upcoming v2.8 also introduces a huge amount of API > deprecations and additions that have the potential to break existing > 3rd party scripts and plug-ins. Please file bugs for all plug-ins and > scripts that do work in v2.6, but don't work in 2.7.3. A migration > guide for developers will be provided when v2.8 is out. > > There is still work left to do on v2.8. Please refer to > http://tasktaste.com/projects/Enselic/gimp-2-8 to find out what the > current estimation of v2.8 release is, and what bugs you can help us > fixing to make the new stable version happen sooner. > > Happy GIMPing, > --Mitch > > > Download > ======== > > GIMP 2.7.3 is available from: > > ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.7/ > > and from the mirrors listed at: > > http://www.gimp.org/downloads/#mirrors > > The checksum of the tarball is: > > 851b55dc4af966e62ef5c8b679bcc623 gimp-2.7.3.tar.bz2 > > > Changes in GIMP 2.7.3 > ===================== > > > UI: > > - Use GimpSpinScales instead of scale entries in all dockable widgets > - Allow the spin scale to control a range larger than its scale's range > - Implement RTL mode in GimpSpinScale > - Add lots of tooltips to tool options > - Allow to drop more things to the empty image window, and simply > create new images from them > - Cage tool: allow to add handle to the cage when clicking on an edge > - Cage tool: allow to remove selected handles from the cage by hitting > delete > - Remember column widths in multi-column dock windows > - Support starting GIMP in single-window mode > - When the brush is shared among paint tools, also share all > brush-modifying paint options > - Use ALT+number and ALT+Tab shortcuts to navigate between images > in both single- and multi-window mode > - Make 'Export to' always activatable and fall back to 'Export...' if > no export target has been set yet > - In single-window mode, add new dockable dialogs to the image window > instead of in a new window > - When switching on single-window mode, put docks in the image window > depending on what side of the window they originally had > - When switching off single-window mode, distribute dock windows > better > - Add a canvas item for the transform grid, fixing a major speed > regression, and add the same guides options as in the rectangle tools > - Don't unmaximize the single-window mode image window when closing > images > - Resurrect the "You can drop dockable dialogs here" help string > below the toolbox > - Make pick-and-move with the Move Tool work for layers in a layer > group > > > Core: > > - Add GimpMotionBuffer which abstracts away stroke smoothing behind > a simple API and takes it out of GimpDisplayShell > - Add a GimpIdTable utility class > - Add a GimpDockContainer interface > - Add a GimpSessionManaged interface > - Add GimpCanvasRectangleGuides which makes the rectangle tool's > guides draw properly > > > Libgimp: > > - Make libgimp depend on GdkPixbuf > - Add API to create layers from cairo surfaces > - Make it impossible to include individual files from any GIMP > library. This was always forbidden and designed so it most > probably breaks, but now it reliably breaks using #error > - Deprecate the "set_sensitive" logic and use g_object_bind_property() > > > Plug-ins: > > - Use poppler's cairo API to load PDFs, the pixbuf API is removed > - Port screenshot from GdkPixbuf to cairo > - Fix the annoying parser build warnings in imagemap > - Add a check-for-deprecated-procedures-in-script-fu make target > - Update libpng code to not use deprecated API (file-mng and file-png) > - Add an Item class to pygimp > - Correct/update some labels and defaults in the JPEG plug-in's save > dialog UI > - Fix "Bug 596410 - gimp-image-get-filename returns NULL for imported > files" > > > Developer documentation: > > - Many updates > > > Source and build system: > > - Make cairo a global dependency, starting at libgimpcolor > - Require poppler >= 0.12.4 > - Remove gimp-remote for good, it has been disabled for years > > > General: > > - Some more undeprecations now that we use GTK+ 2.24 > - Fix lots of warnings that are new in -Wall in GCC 4.6 > - Lots of bug fixes and cleanup > - Lots of translation updates > > > Contributors > ============ > > Alexander Hämmerle, Alexandre Prokoudine, Alexia Death, > Dave Lichterman, Eric Grivel, Jon Nordby, João S. O. Bueno, > Kevin Cozens, Martin Nordholts, Massimo Valentini, Michael Muré, > Michael Natterer, Michael Schumacher, Mikael Magnusson, Mukund > Sivaraman, Nelson A. de Oliveira, Nils Philippsen, Sven Neumann, > Yoshinori Yamakawa, Massimo Valentini, Øyvind Kolås. > > > Translators > =========== > > Albert, Alexandre Prokoudine, Bruno Gurgel, Carles Ferrando, > Christian Kirbach, Daniel Mustieles, Dimitris Spingos, Evgenia > Petoumenou, Jennie Petoumenou, João S. O. Bueno, Kjartan Maraas, > Kolbjørn Stuestøl, Kristjan SCHMIDT, Marco Ciampa, Martin Srebotnjak, > Michael Muré, Michael Natterer, Rudolfs Mazurs, YunQiang Su, 神州散人. > > > _______________________________________________ > Gimp-developer mailing list > Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU > https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer > -- Thales Oliveira - www.ThalesOliveira.com <http://www.thalesoliveira.com/> +55 31 8365 3869 +55 31 3309 8760
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