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    Phoronix: New GIMP Release Has Working Single-Window Mode

    For those that have long sought after a single-window mode for the GIMP graphics application, the wait is over. The GIMP 2.7.3 development snapshot and it finally has a working single-window mode...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTgyMw

  • #2
    When I hear news about GEGL and Gimp I recall Duke Nukem for some reason.

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    • #3
      Screenshot for those interested:

      http://cdn.omgubuntu.co.uk/wp-conten...t-22.01.02.jpg

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      • #4
        Originally posted by curaga View Post
        Finally... the old multiple document interface is a pain in the azz when you are used to open multiple documents.

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        • #5
          Good.

          This is good news. Now all they need to do is change their name to something non-derogatory, and I might actually recommend it to someone!

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          • #6
            or you could just choose one of the non-derogatory meanings for the existing name. Try to expand your mind just a little.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ua=42 View Post
              This is good news. Now all they need to do is change their name to something non-derogatory, and I might actually recommend it to someone!
              Ok. What's derogatory about gimp?

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              • #8
                If anyone do wonder, there is apparently some Windows binaries over here: http://partha.com/

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                • #9
                  1. Enter Sinlge Winodw mode
                  2. Enter "Maximized mode", also known as fullscreen
                  3. Create new image
                  Enjoy the window warping........ *grumbles*

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                    Ok. What's derogatory about gimp?
                    Seriously?
                    There are two definitions for gimp that existed when they picked the name for the project.


                    1. US & Canadian offensive slang a physically disabled person, esp one who is lame
                    2. Slang a sexual fetishist who likes to be dominated and who dresses in a leather or rubber body suit with mask, zips, and chains
                    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gimp
                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondage_suit



                    So yeah, that's why I think it is a bad name for a program that isn't about S&M or gimping people.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by del_diablo View Post
                      1. Enter Sinlge Winodw mode
                      2. Enter "Maximized mode", also known as fullscreen
                      3. Create new image
                      Enjoy the window warping........ *grumbles*
                      Window Warping?

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                      • #12
                        ua=42: Window changing size without permission, window leaving fullscreen without permision, etc.
                        Do you have a better word?

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                        • #13
                          Wouldn't 3.0 be the perfect opportunity to change the stupid and offensive name?

                          I think so. However, as most people using gimp aren't professional, it's not likely to happen. Unfortunate, because a viable photoshop alternative would be useful.

                          Oh well.

                          Definition of GIMP

                          1 : cripple 1a
                          2 : limp <walks with a gimp Damon Runyon>

                          Also the word is most popularized by the sexual slavery fictionalized in Pulp Fiction.

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                          • #14
                            Progress toward a failed Photoshop clone?

                            Why do the GIMP developers have to keep fidgeting with the user interface? A while back they rearranged the Layer and Color menus for no reason, and it took many months of user complaints and a new version number to get them to put it back. The current version forces a large blank window to stay open when no image is loaded (mistake), forces the toolbox to remain on top even in full screen image editing mode (very big mistake), and the GIMP website advises users that GIMP can not be used effectively without a useless, redundant dock window open, to hold tools that belong on tabs in the main toolbox (that's just ignorant).

                            And now this ugliness, amounting to outright sabotage: "We just ate your screen real estate for no reason, enjoy editing your images through a tiny porthole." Clearly, the GIMP UI developers know and care about Photoshop users, not GIMP users.

                            The GIMP's x-windows style UI is the largest functional difference between the two packages and the ONLY reason to prefer it, because it enables faster, more efficient workflow. Other than "something Photoshop users don't understand" do the GIMP UI developers even know what a tear-off menu is? The original x-windows interface enables the GIMP to be customized per-job on the fly, and used effectively on workstations that are short of screen resolution and/or real estate. Let's just take that all that away from our users, shall we gentlemen?

                            If the GIMP developers insist on turning GIMP into a failed Photoshop clone, I will just switch over to the image editor that the GIMP UI developers consider "the One True Photo Editor" and start advocating for others to do likewise. For now I will lock down the current GIMP version in my package managers and make sure to archive it - and all the useful plugins - as well. It looks like the GIMP is about to take a crippling hit... and the name will finally be accurate in all contexts.
                            Last edited by Steve K; 08-23-2011, 02:57 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Anecdotal evidence aside, I'm SURE the name of the program is the reason it hasn't been fully embraced by the artsy folks

                              BTW, they've had a working single window mode since at least the previous release.

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