Commit 9a07faff authored by Nate Summers's avatar Nate Summers

Clarified end-user visible features. Made sundry small grammar and...

Clarified end-user visible features.  Made sundry small grammar and consistancy fixes.  Reorganized list of changes slightly.
parent d32d2a01
...@@ -2,31 +2,39 @@ The GNU Image Manipulation Program Version 2.1 ...@@ -2,31 +2,39 @@ The GNU Image Manipulation Program Version 2.1
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This is the development branch of The GIMP. Here's where new features This is the development branch of The GIMP. Here's where new features
are being added. Somewhen this summer the next stable GIMP release, are being added. Sometime this summer the next stable GIMP release,
GIMP 2.2, will emerge out of this. GIMP 2.2, will emerge out of this.
Overview of Changes since 2.0 Overview of Changes since 2.0
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GIMP 2.2 includes the following enhancements:
- Use new widgets and frameworks provided by GTK+ 2.4; this means - Major user interface improvements
* use the new GtkFileChooser dialog * Work has begun to make the GIMP user interface comply better with
* ported the menus to GtkUIManager, create all core menus from XML the GNOME HIG. This is an ongoing effort and the interface is quite
files at runtime inconsistent at the moment.
* use a global accelerator table in all docks and image windows * Users are now allowed to clear the undo history.
* added replacement widgets based on GtkComboBox for most users of * Pixels are now considered image units; this simplifies the handling of
GtkOptionMenu (GimpUnitMenu remains to be ported) units.
* started to make the order and visibility of tools in the toolbox * New widgets and frameworks provided by GTK+ 2.4 are used; this means
configurable + uses the new GtkFileChooser dialog, vastly improving the file dialogs.
* allow to keep toolbox and dock windows above (if the WM supports + includes port of menus to GtkUIManager, which creates all core menus from
this hint) XML files at runtime. This means that menu items can be rearrainged by
- Plug-ins can now register the same procedures in multiple places, users simply by editing the files.
the API to register menu entries has been changed in a + uses a global accelerator table in all docks and image windows. This
backward-compatible fashion. means that a hotkey will do the same thing regardless of which dock
- AlienMap and GIcon plug-ins were removed. or image window you are using.
- A plug-in to load and save windows icon files has been added. + adds replacement widgets based on GtkComboBox for most uses of
- Work has begun to make the GIMP user interface comply better with GtkOptionMenu (GimpUnitMenu remains to be ported)
the GNOME HIG. This is an ongoing effort and the interface is quite + makes the order and visibility of tools in the toolbox configurable
inconsistent at the moment. (This effort has not yet been completed.)
- Allow to clear the undo history. + allows keeping toolbox and dock windows above other windows (if the WM
- Allow pixels as image unit; simplifies handling of units. supports this hint)
- Some changes to plug-ins
* Plug-ins can now register the same procedures in multiple places (the
API to register menu entries has been changed in a backward-compatible
fashion.)
* The obsolete AlienMap and GIcon plug-ins were removed. AlienMap 2 does
everything than AlienMap did, and the GIMP-specific GIcon format has not
been used by anything for quites some time now.
* A plug-in to load and save windows icon files has been added.
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