On Wed, 3 Apr 2013, Berend Hasselman wrote:
On 30-03-2013, at 17:44, Allin Cottrell <cottrell(a)wfu.edu>
> On Fri, 29 Mar 2013, Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti wrote:
>> On Fri, 29 Mar 2013, Berend Hasselman wrote:
>>> It's a significant achievement to have come so far.
>>> It would be really nice if the mac integration could be pushed further.
>>> With the keyboard control that I have mentioned in previous posts. It looks
>>> like you have done all that is possible so maybe some advice from gtk-osx
>>> people can shed some light on how to proceed.
>> IMHO setting the look and feel of the Mac version "right" would warrant
>> itself a new release, considering the growing popularity of the platform (OSX
>> accounts for about 1/6 of downloads currently, with much higher peaks in some
>> countries like the US or France).
> I agree, but there's still some way to go; and getting the
> remaining stuff right will probably have to involve fixes in
> the gtk-mac-integration library, which we're relying upon for
> the top-of-screen menu functionality.
Recently a completely native Quartz build of Gimp 2.8.4 was
It uses a Mac version of GTK.
It has the menu at the top of the screen and lots of Mac
I tested if Control+F2 would activate the application's menu.
I have reported this to the developer and received the reply
"Hhmm, you're right. The keyboard shortcut does not work, so
sadly, that's one more drawback of a native build. Sorry.
I'll try to find a solution for this issue…"
First letter navigation in the menu works.
It would seem a good idea to keep in touch with the
developer of the Mac native Gimp to see if she is able to
find a solution. The email address is on the support page of
the site (http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Support.html
Yes, that's a good suggestion.
I did send a message to gtk-osx-users; the reply I got seemed
to indicate that it wasn't surprising that the things I
mentioned (in relation to gtk-mac-integration) were not
working right. Maybe the gimp people are a step ahead.
In the meantime I'm also working on a new 64-bit gretl-X11
package for OS X 10.6 and higher. This uses up-to-date GTK,
has themeing, and has GTK built-in (like the quartz package).
It might be advantageous to have a 2-step install (Xquartz +
gretl) rather than 3-step as at present -- at least as an