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This is a bug fix update only, no new features, wait till 2.8.
Bug fixes include GIMP failing to import paths from svg files and GIMP occasionally crashing when opening a file.

Detailed change log here.
Download here.

...and while you're here you do know there's a contest on right? There's points available! Points mean merch and prizes etc.
It ends whenever GIMP 2.8 is released (Currently planned for mid-march.), so everyone here should at least go look at the contest.

Contest Blog
Update: Due to stunning lack of entries (Srsly?) I'm postponing the deadline until whenever GIMP 2.8 is actually released. Track it here!
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Update: GIMP 2.7.4 was just released! I don't want to bump this journal off the front page so I'mma announce it like this.
Changes include replacing the algorithm of the heal tool with a new one and some other stuff too. They added that this is likely to be the last in the 2.7 series as 2.8 is planned for January.
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So a short while after I posted that previous job. A certain deviant donated the sizeable sum of 400 points to the donation box over at GIMP-Bot. They donated anonymously so I assume they wish to remain anonymous, but thanks anyway!

So that combined with other donations brings our total to 470 points!
...and I'll throw in 130 points too, bring the total too...

600 points!

So contest time. :dummy:

Contest Rules


:bulletpurple: The theme for this contest is Wilber, the loveable GIMP mascot.
:bulletpurple: Infact, imagine you're creating a deviantID for the group.
:bulletpurple: All submissions must be created for this contest, no re-using old stuff.
:bulletpurple: Random words of inspiration: Wilber, creativity, brush, tablet, computer, artist, freeware, GNU, plug-in-the-slimy-egg 0 1 2, tools, filters, horizons, talent, improvement.
:bulletpurple: Oh, no mature content please.
:bulletpurple: Open to all digital art forms, including pixel art, photo manipulation etc. Has to be made with GIMP though. (Duh.)
:bulletpurple: Entries will be judged by me (Jibodeah), which'll be fun as I'm very indecisive, on humour/awesomeness/creativity and some other arty stuff too.
:bulletpurple: Entries must be submitted to the 'Wilber Contest' gallery folder, and must be submitted by the artist.
:bulletpurple: Deadline for entries is 23th January whenever GIMP 2.8 is released, at no particular time. (Whenever I close the folder)
:bulletpurple: Limit of three submissions per person.

Contest Prizes!


1st
  • A permanent feature on the group front page!
  • 400 points!
  • A feature in the winners blog.

Runners up (2)
  • 100 points!
  • A feature in the winners blog.


Prize donations such as journal features etc. are welcome. I'll try to keep this blog up to date. :U
Oh if you're donating points as prizes drop them off at GIMP-Bot.

Oh and GIMP 2.8 is currently planned for release 23th January. :paranoid:
Oh hey there! Long time no blogs.

...because nothing much happened GIMP wise. We're still on 2.6.11 and 2.8 is on it's way. :eager:
GIMP 2.8 is currently scheduled to be complete (Not released, just complete) on the 19th January 2012.

But, to the main point of this journal blog.

A while ago I set up a donation box on GIMP-Bot for donations for a contest I planned to hold at some point. It's been a while and we've amassed the grand total of 45 points.

So here's what I want to ask you.
Should I continue waiting until we get a decent amount of points for a prize that's more than 45 points.
Or should I say 'stuff it' and do some mini contest with a small prize?
Or something else...? I'm open to your thoughts and suggestions as long as they aren't "OMG POINTS I CAN HAS PLZ!!eleven!1!!11!!"

Give me your thoughts dear sirs and ma'ams. :B

GIMP-Bot used to be a chat-bot for the group chat. The group chat was abandoned by me a while ago since it makes even zombies look alive by comparison.
Coming soon to a gimp.org near you...

Well I say soon, I mean "the end of 2011".

GIMP 2.8 will include such shiny new features such as the IWarp filter becoming a tool, single window mode and even layer grouping.

You can track its progress here!

Thoughts? :eager:
Those of you who use Fedora (Like me :D) will know how awesome the default wallpaper always is. Now the Fedora 15 design team want YOU to create a wallpaper to be included in Fedora 15!

What is it?
We want you to design a wallpaper for Fedora 15

Is there a prize?
Apart from having your ego boosted, no, it's for community spirit and to improve your skills.

Any requirements?
Yes! Here they are:
  • Must not contain material that infringes another's rights. Including copyright, privacy, and intellectual property rights.
  • Must be licensed under a CC-BY-SA license.
  • Must be at least 1600px wide and 1200px high.
  • Be a PNG file. (It can be an svg but gimp doesn't do vectors.)
  • Should be a 16 by 9 aspect ratio were possible.
  • Do not compete for the user's attention


Any restrictions?
Indeed there are...
  • Must not contain brand names or trademarks of any kind. (So no fan art, sorry)
  • Must not contain any material that is: inappropriate, offensive, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, libellous, sexually explicit, provocative, weaponry, violent imagery, alcohol, cigarettes, drug use, unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in the jurisdiction where the work is created, religious, political, or nationalist imagery (including flags).
  • Must not contain material that promotes: bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual, or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Must not contain: images of hats, particularly fedoras. (This is a matter of respect for Fedora's primary sponsor, Red Hat, Inc., and is not negotiable. Of course, passive appearance of hats, such as those upon heads in a crowd, may be allowed.), version numbers (Nothing saying 'Fedora 15'), text, images of people (contemporary, historical, or fictional), images of pets including captive or mistreated animals.
  • Must not contain any watermarks or artist signatures.


Inspire me!
Here are some random words for you!
Fresh, Light, Calm, Clean, Modern, Harmonious, Unfettered, Elegant,Graceful, Hopeful, Delightful,Nature, Landscapes, Cosmos, Scenes, (Region/country specific content)

Submit your work!
Any submit it here!
More details available at the above link too.

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