On 05/05/2009 09:35 PM, Owen wrote:
>> Using Gimp 2.6.6 on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) Linux.
>> on K Desktop Environment 3.5.10
>> I would like to check with others whether or not these issues are
>> to me, my installation, or my desktop environment....
>> If they are bugs, I will report them or others are welcome to do so
>> please tell me if you do).
>> 1) Missing mnemonics on menus. For example, under FILE, "Create" has
>> labeled mnemonic.
>> 2) Duplicated mnemonics on menus. For example, under EDIT, the letter
>> "p" is used ***THREE*** times, making it useless in a production
>> environment. As long as the same image is open, doing "ALT e p"
>> through the the three occurrences of the "p" mnemonic. If it is the
>> first time with the image, then it always goes to the first
>> Very obnoxious!
>> 3) Misdirected mnemonics. (This one may be a lack of understanding of
>> menu mnemonics on my part.) "ALT e p" [!!! may have to hit "p"
>> times to arrive at the correct desired location of PASTE AS] to get to
>> PASTE AS. This exposes the fly-out/sub-menu. The sub-menu includes
>> IMAGE with a mnemonic of "n". However, typing an "n" at this moment
>> does not utilize the fly-out menu, it goes to UNITS on the main EDIT
>> menu. What is the point of having a mnemonic on the flyout/sub-menu
>> you can't access them without using the arrow keys to get into the
>> flyout/sub-menu by which time you are focused on the desired item
>> and can just hit return.
>> 4) Non-functioning keystrokes / keyboard shortcut listed on the menus.
>> Specifically for me at the moment, "CTRL SHIFT V" is supposed to
>> a new file from the clipboard contents. This set of keystrokes is
>> stated in TWO places:
>> FILE, CREATE, FROM CLIPBOARD
>> EDIT, PASTE AS, NEW IMAGE
>> Both should accomplish the same thing, but on my system, it does
>> nothing at all.
>> This is really annoying because tomorrow I have to have a staff
>> member use this functionality 297 times. Argh!
>> (Yes, I know that as long as we use keystrokes to get to the menu,
>> can "walk" though it using the arrow keys. It is just annoying.)
> Let's start off saying that the problem is yours.
> There is something seriously wrong with your installation.
> I don't know how far your Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 has been upgraded, but you
> cannot install 2.6.6 without two major libraries that were not in the
> 8.04 distribution, and as well, GTK (and GLIB) need to be updated for
> 2.6.6 to work
> So perhaps you can explain how you got 2.6.6 onto your 8.04 or, just
> go the 9.04 route where you won't have these problems.
Thanks. I had no idea that it did not work because other than a couple
little niggling things like this it has been working great. We have
been keeping the Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 up to date every 5-15 days and have
been doing so since about November 2008. I can only assume that the
dependency checking stuff grabbed the additional libraries needed if we
did not already have them. We run a lot of stuff, and run it hard, on
8.04 and so far everything is working, except for the occasional odd
items like I have described.
I will inquire further with my guy who maintains the Ubuntu.
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