Can I use Macports for Gimp maintenance?

Andrew Udvare audvare at
Wed Jul 6 21:10:56 UTC 2022

Right now the biggest issue I ran into with Quartz GIMP from MacPorts was
lack of GPU acceleration. The stock version has it working. I can't
remember which component had the issue.

On Wed, Jul 6, 2022, 16:31 Christopher Nielsen <mascguy at>

> > We use Circle CI which doesn’t go that far back either (only 4
> versions). If any of you are interested in how we do it today, here’s the
> repo:
> >
> Lukas, it would be great if you’re able to use MacPorts to package GIMP,
> and we’ll certainly do whatever we can to support your efforts!
> I’ll start with a quick summary of where things stand, in case you haven’t
> done a lot of in-depth digging yet:
> * glib2: We currently maintain three versions:
>         * The default is 2.64.6, via port ‘glib2'
>         * The next rev up is 2.66.8, via port 'glib2-devel'
>         * And finally, the newest stable release is 2.72.3, via port
> 'glib2-upstream’
>         * If you have a preference, you’ll want to install the desired one
> first. All dependents are setup to work with all three though, and will
> automatically use whichever one you have installed.
> * Presently we only apply a small subset of patches for GIMP and gtk-2.
> (Though we’ve tried to cover the heavy-hitters, particularly related to
> screen-update performance on the latest macOS releases.) So if there are
> any that fix/improve runtime behavior, let me know!
> Cheers,
> -Chris
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