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Gimp Traffic #26 For 8 Jan 2001

By Cris Flagg

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Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 46 posts in 133K.

There were 25 different contributors. 13 posted more than once. 12 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:

1. Spheredesigner Not Included in 1.2

20 Dec 2000 - 24 Dec 2000 (5 posts) Archive Link: "GIMP-1.1.31: Where is gone spheredesigner?"

People: Michael NattererRebecca J. WalterMarco Lambert

Marco Lamberto pointed out that makefile in po-plug-ins required spheredesigner.c. Rebecca J. Walter said Vadir had pulled it to work on some complicated stuff and finish the help file. Michael Natterer mentioned that it would most likely appear in the tarballs once 1.3 development was started.

2. Gimp-Print 4.1.1 Development Release Announced

24 Dec 2000 (1 post) Archive Link: "ANNOUNCE: Gimp-Print 4.1.1"

People: Robert L Krawitz

Robert L Krawitz announced the latest release in the Gimp-Print development series. It features some improvements to Photograph mode, some fixes to black lettering problems, and support for more printers.

3. Gimp 1.2.0 - The Hadjaha Release

25 Dec 2000 - 2 Jan 2001 (3 posts) Archive Link: "ANNOUNCE: GIMP 1.2.0 [Also GIMP 1.2.0 source and binary RPMs]"

People: Manish SinghKevin Cozens

Manish Singh announced the release of GIMP 1.2. It is located at Kevin Cozens uploaded patches, source, and binary RPMs for gimp and gimp-data-extras to for version 1.2.0

4. GIMP 1.2.0 and IRIX

26 Dec 2000 - 27 Dec 2000 (7 posts) Archive Link: "GIMP 1.2.0 and IRIX"

People: Sven NeumannSven Neumann Garry R. Osgood

Albert Chin posted a fix to revert to data/brushes/SketchBrush* from 1.1.30 and asked about changes in file versions from 1.2. Sven Neumann thought the old format was brain-dead and said "... while the new is still bad, it does not suck that much. We tried to keep backward-compatibility with the old format and this piece of code might bite you here." He also said he was no able to reproduce the error and suggested some tests. Garry R. Osgood had seen these problems on SGI 02 and Indigo and would try to isolate the error. Sven Neumann suggested the problem was in backwards compatibility and thought it should be dropped from the core. He reminded that users could always convert old brushes.

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5. GIMP 1.2.0 and Solaris 7/SPARC

27 Dec 2000 - 29 Dec 2000 (5 posts) Archive Link: "GIMP 1.2.0 and Solaris 7/SPARC"

People: Daniel EggerSven NeumannTino Schwarze

Albert Chin found an error on Solaris 7/SPARC where the default number of file descriptors was too low and suggested modifications that could be made to the system. Marten Svantesson thought it would be a good idea to make gimp call setrlimit to fix this and warn the user if the hard limit was too low. Tino Schwarze wondered why so many FDs were needed.

Daniel mentioned "The code for the brushes, gradients and the palettes is (was?) really nasty. But the file descriptors are closed after the complete palette is loaded to memory, if this is not the case on Solaris we should have a closer look on this one because it might easily eat of the whole systemressources." Sven Neumann said Gimp-1.2.0 leaks a filedescriptor when loading palettes and that this had been fixed.

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6. GIMP 1.2.0 And Perl Problems

28 Dec 2000 - 1 Jan 2001 (4 posts) Archive Link: "gimp 1.2.0--a few questions"

People: Chetan DhavseMarc Lehmann

Chetan Dhavse had some problems upgrading scripts from 1.1.04 to 1.2.0. " for the information my old programs "used Gimp and Gimp::Fu" The same programs do not run on newer 1.2.0. I had to change it to use Gimp qw(:auto __ N_); use Gimp::Fu; " The warnings that showed up were similar for almost all functions tried. Also, the "plug_in_autocrop" is giving errors if called as plug_in_autocrop(1,$img,$layer) as mentioned in DB browers.

Marc Lehmann asked for a stripped down version of the script to review. He pointed out that plug_in_autocrop($img,$layer), plug_in_autocrop($layer), or even layer->autocrop should work. He also mentioned that 5.6.0 is broken in regards to error handling and suggested using 5.005_03 or the latest snapshot.

Chetan Dhavse posted some code and had some questions about the proper manner to call a gimp-perl program.

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7. Subject: "GIMP 1.2.0 DESTDIR patch"

30 Dec 2000 - 3 Jan 2001 (12 posts) Archive Link: "GIMP 1.2.0 DESTDIR patch"

People: Marco LambertKevin CozensMarc Lehmann

Marco Lambert posted a patch dealing with the "prefix" var mentioned in earlier discussions. "DESTDIR" support has been added to all subdirs using the old prefix. This works with the GIMP perl plug-in without changing its tree. He asked if anyone had fixed the broken specfile. This surprised Marc Lehmann, who wanted to know if there were other makefiles doing the make install for perl-translation tables. Marco said that "... the "po" files are installed by the main Makefile, so the make install will install them twice. By disabling the install section into the main Makefile would have required changes also into the perl/po Makefile, while my main goal was to let the perl stuff almost unchanged." Mark urged not to use the gimp's prefix, as it would only run on unmodified standard redhat systems. He also suggested that scm2scm be moved into gimp-perl

Kevin Cozens applied 4 of the 6 patches and pointed out "It turns out that the 'dir' variable already has the DESTDIR information in it. If you add DESTDIR it winds up in there twice. I know this having captured the full output of an RPM build. It seems the DESTDIR patches you indicated are not needed"

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