Monterey and M1 have been a disaster for mac users of Gimp. The worst initial 
problems were with selection; now, thankfully, fixed.

However, text handling is a complete, virtually unusable disaster. It’s one of 
those disasters that makes you wonder how it was possible to get from a 
smoothly working text handling system to here. “You can’t get there from here.” 
Yes, you can. No doubt this is Apple’s doing. Thank you Tim Cook. Not that Tim 
Cook could give a tinker’s curse.

There is, however, an aspect of this that is in the hands of the development 
team. I found an existing bug about the text system, and I wanted to add my own 
experiences. That, however, involved jumping through the Gitlab/Gnome/Gimp 
hoops to set up the appropriate account. I’m a grumpy old man, but not yet 
completely incompetent, and I gave up after a while. May I suggest the maxim: 
make it as simple as possible to report and update bugs. Please.

It is possible that recent changes have made the text situation worse. I’m 
currently using 2.10.32 on an M1 running Monterey. Can anyone suggest an 
earlier build where text problems may not be as acute?


Peter West
“But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, 
he had compassion.”

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