Using the Mac OS X Menubar

Finally, after quite some debugging (of the very same bug for months), I committed preliminary support for the global Mac OS X menubar to GIMP trunk.

It’s the result of a project I’ve been involved with at Imendio. Check the project page.

For seeing the coolness without compiling yourself, check the video.

16 Responses to “Using the Mac OS X Menubar”

  1. Rob Says:

    Awesome to have gtk/osx news every once in a while! Guess i need to take another spin at porting gnome-games some time …

  2. Calum Says:

    Nice work!

  3. sven Says:

    that is very good news! gtk complete for mac is the project what i have been waiting for quite long.

    about gimp, though – how has gimp’s double file menu issue been solved?

  4. Anders Carlsson Says:

    Wow, that’s great news!

  5. Up North » Blog Archive » GIMP on Mac OS X with integrated menubar Says:

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  6. Jakub Steiner Says:

    Yay, with an appropriate gtk+ theme, this is heaven. Rock on.

  7. Wojtek Says:

    Rock on !

  8. kobak Says:

    I can’t wait to test it. Rock on! 🙂

  9. Alexandre Strube Says:

    Is this available to download somewhere? Gimp menus make me crazy!

  10. Mitch Says:

    There are no binary releases yet, but GIMP 2.4.0-RC2 has just been released and can be downloaded from

  11. Ture PÃ¥lsson Says:

    Please forgive me if I’m missing something obvious, but do you need a special GTK or anything like that for this to work? I just pulled down the Gimp 2.4rc2 sources and compiled with the same libraries that worked ok with rc1, and for me, the menus are just plain gone.

    Looks like it could be really nice, though. 🙂

  12. Mitch Says:

    You need to have your GTK+ built with the quartz backend, you can’t just use the GTK+ installed by fink or macports. There is no X server involved here, just the plain cocoa and carbon APIs.

  13. kobak pont org » új gimp felhasználói felület Says:

    […] gimpfoo a menü használatról […]

  14. Christoph Says:

    I did a build for macos with intel. Very basic stuff…

    You download either a X11 version, or one without x11

  15. Branko Collin Says:

    Looking good; it would seem that a global menu bar and the GIMP are well matched.

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