I’ve gotten used to GIMPshop, though the application hasn’t been maintained in a long time. It only supports Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and 10.4 (Tiger) out of the box, but you can get it to work on 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with a few minor changes.
Once you install GIMPshop and open it, the app crashes with the following:
Reason: Incompatible library version: libXft.2.dylib requires version 5.0.0 or later, but libfontconfig.1.dylib provides version 2.0.0
Ultimately, the fontconfig and iconv libraries distributed with GIMPshop need to be replaced as they are not compatible with the current X11 environment. I already had MacPorts installed, so I just built universal variants of them (I also had to build universal variants of a couple dependencies - expat, freetype, and zlib):
sudo port install libiconv +universal expat +universal freetype +universal zlib +universal fontconfig +universal
Then, I just removed the offending libraries distributed with GIMPshop and replaced them with symlinks to the ones I just built:
sudo rm -f /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libfontconfig.* sudo ln -s /opt/local/lib/libfontconfig.1.dylib /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/ sudo ln -s /opt/local/lib/libfontconfig.dylib /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/ sudo rm -f /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libiconv.* sudo ln -s /opt/local/lib/libiconv.2.dylib /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/ sudo ln -s /opt/local/lib/libiconv.dylib /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/
This was done on a MacBook running Snow Leopard. The file below contains the compiled fontconfig and iconv libraries (note: they have x86_64 and i386 architecture support, but not ppc). You may be able to just replace the libraries bundled with GIMPshop with these and skip the whole MacPorts process.
sudo rm -f /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libfontconfig.* sudo rm -f /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libiconv.* sudo cp libfontconfig.1.dylib libiconv.2.dylib /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib sudo ln -s /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libfontconfig.1.dylib /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libfontconfig.dylib sudo ln -s /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libiconv.2.dylib /Applications/Gimpshop.app/Contents/Resources/lib/libiconv.dylib
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