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Gimp Traffic #33 For 26 Feb 2001

By Cris Flagg

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Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 13 posts in 37K.

There were 11 different contributors. 2 posted more than once. 2 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:


17 Feb 2001 (4 posts) Archive Link: "RUN_WITH_LAST_VALUES"

People: Robert L KrawitzDaniel EggerAustin Donnelly

Robert L Krawitz asked when RUN_WITH_LAST_VALUES was intended to be used and if dropping it would be reasonable for the print plugin. Austin Donnelly responed that yes, it should be included. One future update to this was to change the menu item to reflect what the last filter was (i.e. Filter->Repeat Last (blur IIR))

Daniel Egger reminded everyone that for great ideas such as this, they should be added to bugzilla so they won't be forgotten

2. ANNOUNCE: Gimp-Print 4.1.4

18 Feb 2001 (1 post) Archive Link: "[Gimp-developer] ANNOUNCE: Gimp-Print 4.1.4"

People: Robert L Krawitz

Robert L Krawitz posted the following announcement about updates to Gimp-Print:

This is a development release in the 4.1 branch. This release offers relatively few new features; it mostly continues and fixes up the architectural cleanup of 4.1.3. Nonetheless, there are some important changes and quality improvements, and I suggest that all 4.1.3 (and earlier 4.1) users take this release.

The Gimp Print plugin requires the Gimp 1.2.

Gimp-Print 4.1.4 contains the following fixes and improvements over 4.1.3:

  1. Major improvements to the Debian packaging. It is compliant with Standards-Version 3.1.1, and is lintian-clean. It should build from source on potato, woody and sid. Please see the README for more information.
  2. First cut at internationalization. Please see the README for more information.
  3. The Ghostscript driver should now compile on all systems.
  4. Added support for Epson 83 printer (appears to be more or less a clone of the 880), Stylus Photo 1280, and Stylus Photo 480/580. Note: it is still not possible to change ink cartridge on the 480/580 with this driver.
  5. Initial support for the Compaq IJ750 (aka Lexmark 3200) and Lexmark Z31.
  6. Initial support for Canon BJC6500, S400, S450, S800, and S4500.
  7. Some improvements in quality for the Epson Stylus Color 900/980.
  8. Fix for Set Image Scale in GUI when image scaling was previously in percent mode.
  9. Other minor UI improvements.
  10. Print correctly in grayscale mode when the source resolution is better than the output resolution. This bug manifested itself as printing an image squashed, usually with the other 2/3 of it black.
  11. Some improvements in the Lexmark driver.
  12. Fix for print width of Epson Stylus Photo 2000P (it can print to 13" wide).
  13. Tune page length for a number of Epson printers (should eliminate problem of printing off the end of the page).
  14. New 180x120 and 360x120 DPI modes for Epson printers that cannot print 180x180 DPI. These modes are for very quick and dirty economy printing; they will not print solid black even on plain paper.
  15. New gimpprint-config script (with man page) to ease linking against libgimpprint.
  16. Significant print quality improvements for many variable dot size printers.
  17. Cleaned up some black speckling problems.
  18. New --disable-libgimpprint option to configure inhibits building of libgimpprint. This can be used to build just the programs (GIMP plugin and/or CUPS driver) against an installed copy of libgimpprint (if the installed copy is current).

3. Reposted patch for Gimptool DESTDIR

19 Feb 2001 - 20 Feb 2001 (2 posts) Archive Link: "[Gimp-developer] gimptool fix (reposted)"

People: Austin DonnellyRoger Leigh

Roger Leigh asked about a patch he had posted, fixing support for the DESTDIR environment variable in gimptool. The patch helps issues with plugins not bundled with the Gimp and makefiles generated with automake. The patch also included updates to the manpage. He included the patch in his post.

Austin Donnelly responded with " Your patch sounds useful, and I think it should probably be applied. However, it seems that everyone is busy right now. Thanks for persisting!"

4. Gimp and PDL

19 Feb 2001 (2 posts) Archive Link: "[Gimp-developer] gimp and PDL"

People: Maneesh YadavMarc Lehmann

Maneesh Yadav posted a problem compiling the Gimp 1.2.1 with perl enabled. The following message popped up:

" ib.xs:1490: warning: passing arg 1 of `Perl_croak' from incompatible pointer type
Lib.xs:1612: warning: passing arg 1 of `Perl_croak' from incompatible pointer type
Lib.xs:1612: too few arguments to function `Perl_croak' "

Maneesh also added " I saw there was a bug report for this (something about suppourt being very alpha), but it looks like an easy fix if it's just a matter of adjusting what gets passed to Perl_croak...anyone know of a quick fix/PDL examples? "

Marc Lehmann replied that there was no quick fix, and Perl-5.6 will segfault with the Gimp and multithreading. He also mentioned that threaded perl would always be slower than non-threaded perl even with a parallelized problem.

5. Is An Enhanced Version of Guilotine Available?

21 Feb 2001 (3 posts) Archive Link: "[Gimp-developer] enhanced guilotine everyone?"

People: Sven GörsmannNathan C SummersUwe Koloska

Uwe Koloska asked if there was an enhanced version of guilotine available that could handle joining cells, leaving cells out, and rollover buttons. Nathan C Summers pointed out the perlotine plug-in. Sven Görsmann mentioned QuickPage-PERL-Script, " a plugin for GIMP, which takes two layers for the active and the inactive graphic of a link and a path to add the desired OnMouseOver-region and URL of the link. Then it produces the html-code with graphics and saves them."







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