Still unsolved are the missing spacing character in the zoom drop down and the disappearing background on high zooms (updating the Pango and Cairo libraries that are didn't change anything there), investigations continue.
Please continue to report bugs, we can't fix what we don't know about.
GIMP 2.8.12 released, with a lot of bug fixes! This is a bugfix release in the stable 2.8 series, no new features were added. For the list of changes please refer to the NEWS file.
Please use the torrent at http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/gimp-2.8.12.tar.bz2.torrent and keep seeding it a bit, because we are currently low on mirrors. Builds for Windows and Mac will be available soon.
A new version of the user manual has been released. Changes include:
For easy installation we suggest that you wait until an installer for this release has been packaged for your platform. Find more releases and information about our goals and how you can help at http://docs.gimp.org.
It's been possible to use various scripting languages to automate GIMP for a long time. But until recently Perl bindings for GIMP were considerably out of date due to lack of interest from contributors. Fortunately, a while ago Ed J started working on updating those, and now a release candidate is available for testing.
Gimp-Perl version 2.30_05 is on CPAN now. It supports GIMP 2.8 and provides the following features:
The way to install the release candidate on Linux is:
perl -MCPAN -e "install 'ETJ/Gimp-2.30_05.tar.gz'"
If you encounter any bugs, please report them on bugzilla.gnome.org.