GIMP 2.7.2发布

On 2011年04月18日, in soft, by netoearth

The GIMP 2.7.2 release can be downloaded at Sadly it looks like it will still be a while before GIMP 2.8 finally surfaces. Once it does, succeeding GIMP 2.8 will be a version that really focuses upon using their GEGL core (the Generic Graphics Library) that has been in-development for years now.

This is the unstable development branch of GIMP.  Here we are working
towards the next stable release, which will be GIMP 2.8.

Changes in GIMP 2.7.2


 - A lot of undeprecations due to GTK+ 2.22 and 2.24
 - Lots and lots of cairo porting, calls to gdk_draw_* are gone
 - Merge the cage transform tool from GSoC
 - Remove the old bitmap cursors completely and always use RGBA cursors
   also for compat cursors for old X servers
 - Add new GimpCanvasItem infrastructure with subclasses for everything
   that needs to be drawn on the canvas and port all tools to canvas items,
   this is a huge change that touches all tools and almost all display
   code, and which finally gets rid of XOR drawing altogether
 - Switch from purely idle-rendering the display to something that ensures
   a minimum framerate, so we don't fail to update under heavy load
 - Make the text tool handle RTL mode better
 - Change GimpColorMapEditor to use the newly added proxy GimpPalette
 - Replace the brush scale control in tool options by a brush size
   one that works in pixels, and does the right thing when the brush
 - Add new widget GimpSpinScale which is a scale with number entry,
   and use it in all tool options
 - Make the brush, pattern etc. selectors in tool options more
   compact and allow to directly jump to the editor dialogs
 - Make handle sizes in tools consistent
 - Add an on-canvas progress and use it for tool progress instead of
   the statusbar
 - Add a new GimpToolPalette class with lots of code that was
   in GimpToolBox
 - Allow to properly drop into and after a layer group
 - Refactor and clean up the dynamics editor widget, and add colors
   for the curves
 - Add support for F2 to rename items in lists
 - Clean up GimpDeviceStatus internally and visually
 - Allow to set GimpToolPreset's icon using the new GimpIconPicker widget
 - Make the text tool's style overlay show default values from the
   text object if there is no style active at the cursor position/selection
 - Show the the text size's unit in the text style overlay
 - Make tool dialogs transient to the image window again
 - Consistently add a "gimp-" prefix to all window roles
 - Make the preset buttons in tool options work on the global tool
   presets instead of the removed per-tool preset lists
 - Add GimpControllerMouse, which allows to bind extra mouse buttons to
   arbitrary actions


 - Add uniform API to turn any GimpItem's outline into a selection
 - Add support for color tags in text layers
 - Remove the selection_control() stuff from GimpImage and with it
   maybe last piece of UI code still not properly separated
 - Add more validation code for XCF loading
 - Add accessors to GimpPalette and use them globally
 - Keep a proxy GimpPalette around for the image's colormap
 - Don't scale SVGs when pasting or importing them
 - A lot of changes to the input device handling code, partly
   merged from the gtk3-port branch, add GimpDeviceManager class
 - Add smoothing of paint strokes
 - Fix display filters to work on a cairo surface
 - Fix and enhance GimpImage's URI/filename handling API
 - Unset "removed" flag on items when they get added back to
   the image from the undo stack
 - Change item creation to properly use GObject properties and
   remove item_configure() and drawable_configure()
 - Refactor tool event handling and move lots of stuff into
   utility functions
 - Clean up GimpViewRenderer API
 - Implement transforms on group layers
 - Clean up the transform tool a lot, and refactor away old junk
 - Tool and tool event cleanup: enforce tool activate/halt invariants,
   consistently shutdown all tools in control(HALT), and many other
   tool fixes
 - Remove GimpToolPresets object, this functionality got merged into
   the new GimpToolPreset system
 - Rename GimpFilteredContainer to GimpTaggedContainer and add a new
   GimpFilteredContainer parent class which is a generic filter
 - Remove the concept of an "offset" from TileManager and instead
   pass around the offsets explicitly when needed, like when
 - Move GimpBezier desc from vectors/ to core/ and add API to create
   one from sorted BoundSegs
 - Change GimpBrush boundary API to return a GimpBezierDesc
 - Add GimpBrushCache object and use it to cache a brush's transformed
   pixels and its outline, remove the caching code from GimpBrushCore
 - Add GimpBezierDesc based API to GimpScanConvert and use it


 - Add operations and gegl infrastructure for the cage tool
 - Disable View -> Use GEGL as we will not have time to finish the
   GEGL projection code for GIMP 2.8


 - Introduce an "item" type in the PDB and libgimp and deprecate
   lots of old API in favor of item API
 - Add procedures to create, traverse and manipulate layer trees
 - Add more state to the context API, and deprecate functions with
   too many parameters in favor of simpler ones that use context states,
   particularly the entire transform and selection API
 - Move GimpUnitStore and GimpUnitComboBox to libgimpwidgets, and
   use them in GimpSizeEntry, deprecate GimpUnitMenu.
 - Deprecate gimp_min_colors() and gimp_install_cmap()
 - Add API that enables GimpRuler to track motion events by itself
 - Add new selection API and deprecate all old selection functions
 - Move around and rename all parasite functions, deprecate the old ones
 - Add a generated PDB file in the "gimp" namespace and get rid
   of "gimpmisc"
 - Add unit conversion functions to libgimpbase
 - Add function to reset a plug-in's context to default values


 - Make script-fu server IPv6 aware
 - Follow libgimp deprecations in plug-ins and scripts
 - Add PDF export plugin
 - Lots of cairo porting here too
 - UTF-8 fixes in script-fu
 - Set the progress to 1.0 when done
 - Merge a lot of upstream fixes into script-fu's Tinyscheme
 - Add "New Layer" option to MapObject
 - Support loading of 16-bit raw PPM files
 - Add web-page, a new plug-in which renders images of web pages
 - Fix some more plug-ins to not warn if applied on an empty region


 - Remove "Untitled" from palette names entries

Developer documentation:

 - Move libgimp documentation from templates to inline comments
 - Generate standard deprecated sections

Source and build system:

 - Add more code documentation
 - Add more unit tests and refactor existing ones to use global
   test utility functions
 - Add a manifest to executables (app and plug-ins, Win32)
 - Depend on GLib 2.28, GTK+ 2.24, Cairo 1.10
 - Make WebKit available to all plug-ins, not just the help browser
 - Run UI tests on Xvfb if available
 - Check for GdkPixbuf separately because it's now a separate library
 - Allow tests to use uninstalled plug-ins from the build dir
 - Remove, comment out, or build for GIMP_UNSTABLE some stuff that
   should not be in a stable release


 - Improve safety on Win32 by calling SetDllDirectory() and
 - Switch from GtkObject::destroy() to GObject::dispose() all over
   the place
 - Various changes that make maintaining the gtk3-port branch easier,
   such as s/GtkAnchorType/GimpHandleAnchor/ and s/GtkObject/GtkAdjustment/
 - Don't use gtk_container_add() for adding to GtkBoxes
 - Inherit from GtkBox directly, not from GtkHBox/GtkVBox
 - Add namespace to the ink blob types and functions
 - Remove all useless calls to gtk_range_set_update_policy()
 - Use GObject::constructed() instead of GObject::constructor() all
   over the place
 - Move more members to private and add accessors for them
 - Stop using GdkNativeWindow, use guint32 instead
 - Plug memory leaks
 - Remove ps-menurc, we are not a PS clone
 - Use the new g_[s]list_free_full() instead of foreach() and free()
 - Don't use newly deprecated GTK+ API
 - Use the new GDK_KEY_foo key names
 - Lots of bug fixes and cleanup
 - Lots of translation updates
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