What’s Gimp3? Simply the port of Gimp 2.8 in GTK 3, or if you prefer the version after the 2.10 version. The look was quick indeed, because Gimp was consuming 100% CPU so I couldn’t check it at all.
I guess that this bug had to do with my compiling and it isn’t a real bug, but it isn’t really matter because all I wanted to see was the theme, which by the way was -by default- the impressive dark Adwaita!
when is coming?
Gimp roadmap doesn’t give any dates and I asked Gimp developer Michael Natterer (aka mitch).
Mitch told us: “Next stable release will be 2.10, which will bring the gegl port, and deprecates lots of libgimp API. Then there will be gimp 3.0 which will be GTK3. There is the gtk3-port branch that it kept rebased on top of master and works pretty well. The only date i can give is that 3.0 will come after 2.10, sorry”.
So, Gimp on GTK3 won’t come any time soon, but oh well we can still try it from gtk-3 branch.
I am not quite sure if Gimp 3 will come with dark theme, but it’s a small detail after all.
Everything seems same as 2.8.2, but the theme. It starts with multiple windows but..
..we can set the single window.
Version 2.99 .. so close ..but so far from 3.0 :)
My desperate tries to load and edit an image in Gimp 3 ..
..had always the same result :)
gimp and gtk3
It feels weird that Gimp which was the application that Gtk was originally written for, 2 years after Gtk3 release it is still on Gtk2. Gimp lacks on resources (manpower) which is strange, because Gimp is Gimp, everybody uses it. Gimp might (sure is!) be more popular than Gnome itself, it also popular in Windows and recently gained a native port in Mac OSX.
try it out
Unfortunately (at least in Ubuntu) there isn’t a PPA (or I didn’t find any) to install it, and that means you have to compile it by yourselves. Gimp building from source, wasn’t the most enjoyable thing for me ..wish you better luck :)