GIMP installation difficulties

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by scy90, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. scy90 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I paid, downloaded and installed MAC GIMP 2 on my tiger 10.4.11 from MAC GIMP.org / Archei but after installing it, it appears in my applications folder but when I try to load it up it appears in the menu bar briefly - then disappears. I've been trying to get in touch with support at Archei to no avail (does this usually happen?).

    Having read a few posts I realized that I did not have X11 installed from my disk - which I have done now. I then tried to re-install GIMP2 - but the same problem has happened again. Could anyone let me know where I am going wrong as I have never installed software of this nature before ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. flora868 macrumors newbie

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    I've got the same problem, but I downloaded it free. My X11 also works great, but I just can't get Gimp working.
    Can anybody help?
    thanx:)
     
  3. opeter macrumors 65816

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    What do you mean with "I paid"? For what did you pay for?
     
  4. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    On Tiger, install X11 from your install disc. On Leopard, download the DMG here.

    Then get either the Leopard or Tiger universal version of the latest GIMP here.

    All free.
     
  5. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

    Fiveos22

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    I just happened to come across GIMP again on my internet travels and decided to check to see how progress was going to make an OSX native version of GIMP, when I saw this !!!!

    A native port of GIMP?!! Is this what I think it is, or is it just another X11 POS. I am at work right now and cannot download it on this thin client to see what's going on.
     
  6. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Don't have time to try it, but I think that is a native version. I'd guess that lots of stuff isn't working yet, but I'm sure someone will fill us in.
     
  7. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

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    Blergh! Here's the text file that accompanied the app, its a touch over my head. I guess I'll just keep waiting.

    Code:
    To build GIMP.app from source:
    
    1) install macports from macports.org
    
    2) add +quartz +atsui +no_x11 -x11 to /opt/local/etc/macports/variants.conf
    
    3) run:
       sudo port -d sync
       sudo port install gimp2 +without_gnome -dbus
       sudo port install gimp-user-manual macfile-gimp macclipboard-gimp icns-gimp
    
    4) download GIMPskel.zip from gimp-app.sf.net and extract
    
    5) load ScriptExecCocoa/ScriptExec.xcodeproj with Xcode and click build
    
    6) run gimpguts.sh
     
  8. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Even if it didn't require X11 running, it would still probably have the same interface. It would take a long time for someone to port GIMP to Carbon/Cocoa. If you haven't already, you should check out Seashore.
     
  9. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

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    Seashore is cute, but its functionality is severely limited and it doesn't appear as though they are actively/quickly developing it.
     
  10. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I know. I was looking at the same stuff a while ago. The goal of Seashore is something more along the lines of a simple image editor anyway, not a photoshop replacement. If I were to try and port GIMP though, I'd start with the Seashore code.
     
  11. elppa macrumors 68040

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    It's, um, as they say experimental.

    The text file is only if you wish to build from source, you can still just double click the app to run it.
     

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  12. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Seems they paid these people for GIMP. To scy90, GIMP is free software. So free that the original creators have released the code behind it so other people can manipulate and contribute to the main project or create their own. We call this kind of software "open source".

    And the "native" build is an attempt to port GIMP to Mac OS X using native GTK+, which is still being ported itself. No dependancy on X11 but not entirely complete yet.
     

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