Can I use Macports for Gimp maintenance?

Andrew Udvare audvare at
Thu Jul 7 05:42:06 UTC 2022

On 06/07/2022 17:56, Christopher Nielsen wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Can you provide more specifics? In particular, which version you used - how long ago this was - what specifically wasn’t working - etc. Ditto for the macOS release you tested on.
>> Bear in mind that we’ve gone through a lot of iterations, just over the past few months alone. And indeed, the last of the known acceleration issues were resolved in May. (In particular, brushes were unusable in 10.14 and 10.15 prior to that, as our patches needed to be reconciled against upstream.)
> Also, did you report the issue(s) via Trac?
There were already issues on Trac regarding performance. I tried gimp2 
and gimp-devel within the last 2 years.

I just tested gimp2+quartz and it seems to be okay now. Airbrush/etc is 
not totally unusable but the performance does not match my Linux box. 
But my Linux box is a lot more powerful than my MacBook Pro (2018).
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