GIMP 2.4.2 on Leopard

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  1. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Is anyone else using the latest version of the GIMP on Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.1) and experiencing constant crashes? I downloaded the binary release from http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ and have had nothing but trouble. I have all the latest updates installed.

    Basically the mouse tracking is slow, so when you move the mouse it takes a couple of seconds for the cursor to catch up which makes it tricky to draw anything. Then when you do actually start drawing the program just bombs out. Is this a widespread problem or do I just have a dodgy install?
     
  2. candychunk macrumors member

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    exactly the same thing happened to me.... ive actually downloaded that program 4-5 times, making sure i didnt do anything wrong... but no luck

    i think they yet to make an update coz its not compatible with leopard
     
  3. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    According to the download it was the Leopard version. Ah well, I just hope they manage to fix it soon. Otherwise I might just try and compile it myself and see if that fixes the problems.
     
  4. lofight macrumors 68000

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    I have the latest Gimp too, but on Tiger... and even then it crashed alot.. then i found some things about why it crashed, with using tools like resizing, rotating, .. outside the window...
     
  5. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    I can't even get to the stage or resizing etc. I just try and draw a simple line and boom auto crash.
     
  6. lofight macrumors 68000

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    that's very frustrating.. another reason to wait for leopard too buy it :p or to hope that Gimp works faster on a new version
     
  7. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    Don't get me wrong I have no complaints with Leopard really. I just hope a new version of the GIMP is released soon. It is quite a useful tool. At least Blender 2.45 works well :).
     
  8. lofight macrumors 68000

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    It IS usefull i agree, and fantastic that it's free! i tried leopard in an apple shop and i really liked it! i don't use blender, but i've also wanted too, is it hard to work with if i have no 3D skills??
     
  9. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'll be honest I find it pretty tricky to get to grips with the UI but the video tutorials that are available explain things in a nice way. I'm still learning myself but I don't think it is that hard. Just time consuming really.
     
  10. lofight macrumors 68000

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    have you made anything showable :p ?
     
  11. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    Nope. I'm not an artist, just someone who enjoys playing around with new software.
     
  12. lofight macrumors 68000

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    me too! but i also do like making awful mockup's with Gimp XD
     
  13. antprov222 macrumors newbie

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    It's been happening to me like crazy! I just switched from Ubuntu to my new Macbook and Gimp hates it! Which makes me sad since I sure cannot afford photoshop! I need to find an in between if Gimp isn't corrected.. :(
     
  14. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    It will be I'm sure. You just might need to wait until 2.4.3.
     
  15. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I am running the latest version of GIMp on my 10.5.1 system with no issues. I did download the compiled version now that they have it and not the binary.
     
  16. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    Do you have a link?
     
  17. lofight macrumors 68000

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    maybe a newb question, but what is the difference between a compiled and a binary version...???
     
  18. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    None.

    They are both precompiled. Unless he meant to say that he downloaded the source and compiled it himself.
     
  19. lofight macrumors 68000

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    what is compiled??? sorry not native, is it like having all things of an app and then putting them together in one .dmg ??
     
  20. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    Basically an application is just source code. In order to turn it into an application or binary (they are the same thing) you need to compile it with a compiler. This changes the human readable source code into machine code which the computer then executes.
     
  21. lofight macrumors 68000

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    oh, i understand, i learn new things here at macrumors every day..
     
  22. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    Okay got it working now after a bit of searching.

    Run this command from the terminal :

    Code:
    [B]curl -LO http://people.freedesktop.org/~jeremyhu/x11-apple/x11_update.sh[/B]
    then

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    [B]sudo sh x11_update.sh[/B]
    and that should patch the X11 libs that come with Leopard and stop the crashing.

    More information about the fix is found here : http://www.x.org/wiki/XDarwin

    Get the binary installer here : http://wilber-loves-apple.org/pages/download.html

    There is no need to reinstall it just run the two commands shown above and the crashes will magically disappear :).
     
  23. miguy2k macrumors newbie

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    I just tried the shell script and it works perfectly now.

    So it's an X11 issue?! yay... hope that will get fixed by a software update anytime soon...

    Thanks alot!
    - miguy2k
     
  24. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

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    I tried typing that in X11 and GIMP still crashes on me. Anyone have other ideas? Here is the error that it gives me when I go to report it:

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libfontconfig.1.dylib
    Referenced from: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXft.2.dylib
    Reason: Incompatible library version: libXft.2.dylib requires version 3.0.0 or later, but libfontconfig.1.dylib provides version 2.0.0
     
  25. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    Run it from Terminal. I'm not sure what you did by running it from the Xterm prompt provided by X11 but Gimp works perfectly for me now.
     

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