Re: [Gimp-developer] GIMP 2.10.x AppImage packages

On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:59:26 +0200
Carmelo DrRaw via gimp-developer-list <gimp-developer-list gnome org>

Dear all,

recently I have done additional work on the GIMP AppImage packages,
trying to improve the compatibility with various linux distributions
and improving the building/packaging scripts.

In a nutshell:
* I have moved the build environment to CentOS 7, which is based on
glibc 2.17
* the whole appimage creation process now runs through a single bash
script that can be executed inside a docker container. This means
that the automated integration, now based on Travis CI, can be easily
moved to any other system that supports Docker
* the appimage packages are now built in two flavours: one “bare”
package that only provides GIMP, and a “full-featured” package that
also contains few popular and useful plug-ins (including G’MIC-Qt)

The 2.10.7 packages are available for download from here:

Running the AppImages is very simple:
* download the package
* make it executable via 
      chmod u+x
* run the package as any other Linux executable

Thanks for doing all this.  Having the latest-and-greatest code
easily available as an AppImage is really awesome :)

A note to the developers: the current 2.10.x branch requires a quite
recent version of Glib, but only due to the use of a single function
in app/gui/splash.c, and only for diagnostics purposes. To circumvent
the problem and be able to use the older Glib version available on
CentOS 7, I am applying the following patch:
Is that OK?

This has already been fixed in the gimp-2-10 branch (master requires a
newer GLib version).  See commit


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