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FS#74689 - [gimp] missing plugins for ORA (openraster) export

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by fenugrec (fenugrec) - Monday, 09 May 2022, 20:24 GMT
Last edited by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 03:06 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



By all accounts, Gimp should have the ability to export to .ora ; for example in Edit=>Preferences , Image import & Export, Default export file type : it offers OpenRaster as a choice.

But File->Export As... does not list OpenRaster , and manually adding the .ora extension also doesn't work :

' The given filename does not have any known file extension '

I have all optional deps installed, so I'm not sure what else is missing.

Additional info:
* gimp 2.10.30-3
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Closed by  Toolybird (Toolybird)
Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 03:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  None
Additional comments about closing:  See comments
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 05:38 GMT
> By all accounts

That's a bit vague? It's better to do proper research and provide hard facts, otherwise you're just wasting resources.

I've done some research and it appears the OpenRaster support is via a python plugin [1]. The python support within Gimp appears to be based on python2, and so it was disabled by Arch back in 2020 [2]. Therefore I cannot see how this can be supported. Maybe try AUR or self-compile option?

Comment by fenugrec (fenugrec) - Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 03:02 GMT
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> provide hard facts

Is it not enough that the Preferences offer the option, and that it doesn't work, with no obvious reason ? And, the 2.8 release notes mention "A plug-in [...] has been added, [...] fundamental OpenRaster (.ora) import and export support."

- No mention in the 2.10 release notes of any changes to this.

- Screenshot in the official docs show OpenRaster as an export option

- no mention in the PKGBUILD that python2 may be required for certain features

Don't you think the current situation can be improved here ?
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 03:06 GMT
That's all fair enough. But it doesn't get away from the core problem for Arch of python2. I've notified the PM for opportunity to weigh in. We can revisit this once gimp 3.0 is released.