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    Default When will GIMP 2.8 be added to openSUSE repository?

    Currently, my openSUSE 12.1 is using GIMP from the repositories, but if the new 2.8 isn't going to be added for a while, I'll uninstall and just self-install the new one. Anyone know how I can find out the ETA?

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    Default Re: When will GIMP 2.8 be added to openSUSE repository?

    On Mon, 07 May 2012 22:36:03 +0530, 6tr6tr
    <6tr6tr@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Currently, my openSUSE 12.1 is using GIMP from the repositories, but if
    > the new 2.8 isn't going to be added for a while, I'll uninstall and just
    > self-install the new one. Anyone know how I can find out the ETA?
    >


    you'll find RC1 in OBS:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_12.1/

    it works well and got recently updated. the splash still says "RC1";
    haven't checked how far away it's from the final version, but don't think
    it's much.

    since we're on the forums, a disclaimer: this is beta software, not
    stable, and not from any official openSUSE repo. it might create havoc,
    eat your pets, and do anything else you can imagine -- or it might not and
    run a perfectly stable GIMP 2.8, as it does for me and a few others i know
    of. not sure if it can peacefully exist alongside 2.6, but i doubt that.

    (installing GIMP from that repo, you'll have to add or replace a few other
    lib.s from there, too. i didn't switch over everything, since that wasn't
    required, and i really don't know much about that home project.)

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    Default Re: When will GIMP 2.8 be added to openSUSE repository?

    Quote Originally Posted by phanisvara View Post
    On Mon, 07 May 2012 22:36:03 +0530, 6tr6tr
    <6tr6tr@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Currently, my openSUSE 12.1 is using GIMP from the repositories, but if
    > the new 2.8 isn't going to be added for a while, I'll uninstall and just
    > self-install the new one. Anyone know how I can find out the ETA?
    >


    you'll find RC1 in OBS:
    Index of /repositories/home:/MargueriteSu:/gimp-2.7/openSUSE_12.1

    it works well and got recently updated. the splash still says "RC1";
    haven't checked how far away it's from the final version, but don't think
    it's much.

    since we're on the forums, a disclaimer: this is beta software, not
    stable, and not from any official openSUSE repo. it might create havoc,
    eat your pets, and do anything else you can imagine -- or it might not and
    run a perfectly stable GIMP 2.8, as it does for me and a few others i know
    of. not sure if it can peacefully exist alongside 2.6, but i doubt that.

    (installing GIMP from that repo, you'll have to add or replace a few other
    lib.s from there, too. i didn't switch over everything, since that wasn't
    required, and i really don't know much about that home project.)

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    phani.
    Right but that's the RC1. The full final version 2.8 has now been released.

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    Default Re: When will GIMP 2.8 be added to openSUSE repository?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr
    phanisvara;2461193 Wrote:
    > On Mon, 07 May 2012 22:36:03 +0530, 6tr6tr
    > <6tr6tr@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > Currently, my openSUSE 12.1 is using GIMP from the repositories, but

    > if
    > > the new 2.8 isn't going to be added for a while, I'll uninstall and

    > just
    > > self-install the new one. Anyone know how I can find out the ETA?
    > >

    >
    > you'll find RC1 in OBS:
    > 'Index of /repositories/home:/MargueriteSu:/gimp-2.7/openSUSE_12.1'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/c2ptvmd)
    >
    > it works well and got recently updated. the splash still says "RC1";
    > haven't checked how far away it's from the final version, but don't
    > think
    > it's much.
    >
    > since we're on the forums, a disclaimer: this is beta software, not
    > stable, and not from any official openSUSE repo. it might create
    > havoc,
    > eat your pets, and do anything else you can imagine -- or it might not
    > and
    > run a perfectly stable GIMP 2.8, as it does for me and a few others i
    > know
    > of. not sure if it can peacefully exist alongside 2.6, but i doubt
    > that.
    >
    > (installing GIMP from that repo, you'll have to add or replace a few
    > other
    > lib.s from there, too. i didn't switch over everything, since that
    > wasn't
    > required, and i really don't know much about that home project.)
    >
    > --
    > phani.


    Right but that's the RC1. The full final version 2.8 has now been
    released.

    Hi
    And the released 2.8 version requires a later glib not in 12.1.
    Marguerite Su has done some patching to get it working with the older
    version. Still waiting to find out if patching like that is acceptable
    or not...

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    Default Re: When will GIMP 2.8 be added to openSUSE repository?

    On Tue, 08 May 2012 01:46:03 +0530, 6tr6tr
    <6tr6tr@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > Right but that's the RC1. The full final version 2.8 has now been
    > released.



    right; and my bet is that the home project i mentioned will be the first
    one with the full release (may be mistaken, of course).

    and i believe that there's not much difference between the full release
    and this RC1 -- so little that using it you won't notice a difference. but
    you're welcome to wait for the full release, of course.

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    Default Re: When will GIMP 2.8 be added to openSUSE repository?

    On Tue, 08 May 2012 01:56:24 +0530, malcolmlewis
    <malcolmlewis@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > And the released 2.8 version requires a later glib not in 12.1.
    > Marguerite Su has done some patching to get it working with the older
    > version. Still waiting to find out if patching like that is acceptable
    > or not...



    i used to build GIMP 2.7.x from git master, until well into RC1. but then
    they changed requirements again, so that now, apart from separatly
    compiling GTK, babl, and gegl, i also would have had to compile the whole
    glib thing in my #prefix. at that point i stopped, and switched over to
    marguerite su's project.

    i've been following GIMP development for the last year or more, and
    there's no new functionality or such that's available with the new glib
    version. that requirement came long after new functionality and procedures
    stopped being introduced into the 2.8 release.

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    Default Re: When will GIMP 2.8 be added to openSUSE repository?

    Any plans for making Gimp 2.8 available for Suse 11.4 64 bit?

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