Release Digest: GNU, September 27, 2004

GIMP 2.0.5


GIMP version 2.0.5 is now available from


The mirrors should already have the new source tarballs, so
please use them:


Binary packages will soon be available from your favorite
distributor (debian sid has it already).

This is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.0 series. It is
one of the last, if not the last, 2.0 release before GIMP 2.2 hits
the road. A number of bugs have been fixed since GIMP 2.0.4. Here’s
a detailed list of improvements:

  • added sanity checks for misconfigured filesystem encodings
    (#149464, #150917)
  • don’t expose unnecessary information in Postscript files we
    generate (#149669)
  • improved behaviour of Shear tool (#149467)
  • fixed labels in CMYK color-picker (#150213)
  • removed non-functional button from Device Status dialog
  • fixed parsing of SVG transform attributes
  • guard against bogus logical screen dimensions in GIF images
  • fixed use of global context for stroke operations
  • avoid stack overflows when bucket-filling complex regions
  • fixes to the composite code (#149429, #147013)
  • fixed run-with-last-vals mode for vpropagate plug-in
  • respect the global-brush setting when stroking
  • fixed popup menu positioning (#152662)
  • fixed handling of QuickMask color (#152937)
  • fixed bounding box problems when opening Postscript files
  • fixed undo memory calculation for paint operations
  • work around file-descriptor leak in Pango (#143542,
  • made menu entry translatable (#153456)
  • use the global gradient for the airbrush and pencil tools
  • fixed PDB call gimp-curves-spline (#153635)
  • fixed projection when undoing floating_sel_to_layer

Thanks to all the people who have helped us to improve GIMP 2.0
further. This includes the developers who sent patches but also all
the users who submitted useful bug reports. Please keep up the good

Happy GIMPing, Sven

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