[Gimp-developer] GIMP 2.9.x AppImage package

Dear gimp developers and enthusiasts,

since a while I am working on a AppImage package for GIMP 2.9.x, built from the latest git versions of 

After quite some improvements by trial-and-error, I think that the package is now ready to be used and tested 
by a wider audience.

The compilation and creation of the AppImage package is automated via bash and jhbuild, and the whole set of 
scripts and configuration files is available on GitHub: https://github.com/aferrero2707/gimp-appimage 
I am currently building the AppImage on a Linux Mint 17 system, but theoretically anyone should be able to 
create the package using the provided scripts…
Most of the dependencies are compiled from sources, so that they do not depend on what is available/installed 
on the system used for building the AppImage.

The main advantages of using an AppImage are:
* the software uses its own bundled libraries, so that the execution environment is well defined and can be 
more recent than what is installed on the host system
* no installation needed, just download and run
* you can have several versions in parallel

The latest version of the AppImage is available for testing here: https://filebin.net/993vhqvwndz1dld5 

Would there be any interest from the GIMP team to make such a package officially available from the GIMP web 

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

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