On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 23:12 -0700, Carol Spears wrote:
> > Im doing this:
> > 
> > 1) New image 400x400 white bg
> > 2) Create Path - round mountain shaped
> > 3) Enter some text
> > 4) choose "Create path from text" from the text tools
> the error is in 4) of your steps.
> i am curious which version of gimp has the "Text along path" button, it
> might be new.  perhaps you should try the recent developers version:
> ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.3/

I'm using version 2.2.7 which in the one in Gentoo portage for amd64
"unstable" branch. ( ~amd64 )

> i find the unstable version to be very stable; it is weird how software
> is that way -- at least this free stuff i use.  stable distributions can
> be more unstable since no one really cares about it anymore, for
> instance.

Well, usually the software marked unstable has (bug)fixes and features
not yet found
on the 'stable' - so indeed sometimes that is the case in the current
versions and development (cvs,svn...) but not always :)

> i think the problem is that you do not have the button.
no wonder ...

> also, if you are worried about problems with the unstable version, it
> might actually be in your better interests to see about using the cvs
> version.  once you can build a gimp, it is usually easy to take the few
> extra steps to build the cvs version.  what you get from the extra
> effort is that any problems you find will probably get fixed; if the
> developers agree with you that it is a problem.

alright - ill hack up an ebuild for TheGimp to fetch the cvs instead.

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        Don't let them get a place in your life." - RMS

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