It seems I'm the only person on the northern hemisphere who didn't see the polar lights which are told to be there for two days now. Even worse, after a trip to the countryside where it's dark enough at night, I'm now back in Berlin where the "light pollution" (??) is too massive to see it, sigh.
Anyway, back to GIMP hacking. And there comes the next oddity: I one again browsed all bugs and wasn't able to reproduce most of them. Either because they occur on some esoteric hardware or they simply don't occur on my hardware.
Well, this wouldn't be too bad if the bugs I can't reproduce didn't sound like stuff that prevent a fast realease (like SEGVs and FPEs in commonly used core functions).
Last but not least my reorganisation of the display shell re-broke "Shrink Wrap" and the shrink_wrap code looks like being designed around a dozend window manager bugs. needless to say that shrink_wrap works fine here, too.
Which leads me to the conclusion that it was a bad idea to configure my system to behave nicely. What I need is a broken X server, a broken window manager, a broken include and library structure and a non-broken hardware (since most people out there - including me - seem to hack on "broken" Intel machines).
But you didn't hear the worst thing yet: Today is a sunny day and I will not fix any bug but go out and enjoy the sun :-)
Have a nice sunday!