GIMP 1.2 is now working on Mac OS X, and we’re told it’s a substantial improvement on GIMP 1.04. GIMP comes courtesy of the folks at MacGIMP, who have ported the open source GUI (graphical user interface) toolkit, GTK, to Aqua, the user interface of Mac OS X.
“This would enable a variety of open source applications to work on the Mac, the GIMP, and GNOME apps such as gnucash, gnumeric, gnotepad, gnomba, etc.,” Mat Caughron, MacGIMP administrator, told MacCentral.
Remote X sessions are enabled with the command xhosts +. Telnet to the remote box with GIMP on it, and adjust shell variables appropriately. We’re told that the problem with this approach is one of speed, since this inserts network lagtime between you and the running application. Remotely running X windows apps purportedly work beautifully cross-platform, though, Caughron said. However, before a how-to is written up, they’ll be spending more time getting XFree86 running rootless, he added.
More info and screenshots can be found at the
MacGIMP Web site.