Here goes anything we want to be checked or tested before a release goes out. This is a not-build-specific section.
- Make sure poppler-data is installed. Otherwise pdf-import for Asian and Cyrillic characters won't work. See bug 733525. poppler-data is not currently detected by the configure script, therefore had been forgotten in some previous releases.
- Make GIMP require a more recent gettext: do not try and regenerate the localization files, unless you have gettext 0.19 or over. Older version will "forget" most Script-fu localized strings and you will end up with incomplete localization.
From the list of fixed bugs since last release finally test at least the blocker and critical bugs.
Please list down here the dependencies bundled in the build, with their version, their configuration (which options or features are included), and any patch applied.
- Better fontconfig cache directory: make sure, that patch available on Freedesktop bug tracker is applied resp. the latest fontconfig version used (version 2.11.1 or over).
- fontconfig configuration is incomplete on Windows platforms: patch fontconfig with the fix in [ https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69836#c3 fontconfig bugtracker], or update the fontconfig conf after installation as described by drawoc, or finally install a recent version of fontconfig (version 2.11.0 or over).
Make sure the conf.d configuration bug is fixed.
See the JHBuild module configuration for the OS X build.
Testing of Sven's fixes to the OS X build 20.-22.7.2014: done