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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Gimp, X11, and Mountain Lion Reply with quote

Hi, I hope we have gimp users here who can provide some tips on x11 issue when gimp is run in ML 10.8

Since I have upgraded to ML from SL and my old gimp (2.6 for SL) asks to have X11, I went ahead to download/install XQuarz (which supposed to provide X11) and also update gimp to 2.8 (for L+). But now gimp refuse to open ... I suspect there is need to run XQuarz.app so to support gimp in ML. No idea how/what to run XQ app?

Would appreciate anybody's help. Tks
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might check this out. http://gimper.net/viewtopic.php?t=12230
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Y-guy. The solution (from the other forum by your link) is quite simple: after install X11 and gimp2.8, restart mini ... all good! Now a new question if don't mind: when run gimp and X11, it always shows menu for x11, not gimp and I have no way to dig in gimp preference to make any change (right now 1st change needed: gimp window background color and font color. The default background color is dark grey and font color is light grey; it makes very difficult/painful for eyes to read.) Tks
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really can't help with your question but you might get more help from the folks over at [url] http://gimper.net[/url]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:16 am    Post subject: Two Versions of Gimp Reply with quote

Their are two versions of Gimp for an
Intel Mac. Their is the Native version
which doesn't require X-11 being
installed and their is the X-11 Build
which requires X-11 to be installed.

You might want to try the Native version.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill, Thanks for the info. Few days ago, I just downloaded/installed latest versions of gimp and x11 for ML. Every thing is fine and smooth: gimp preference is under "edit" and I can even change the font/size of menu. Enjoy it, gimp users.

Update: the new native version (2.8.2p3) is out and works well with ML with no need of x11 (2.8.2p1 and p2 do not work).


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:21 am    Post subject: GIMP Magazine Reply with quote

GIMP Magazine launches Sept. 5, 2012
and yes its free.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed XQuartz after my Mountain Lion upgrade, loaded and started the plist, and everything works. I don't even have to run xterm; X applications start just fine from the OS X Terminal.app now. Beautiful. I mostly use X to run Eclipse and SlickEdit from Linux development hosts, and X over ssh is working perfectly, from Terminal.
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