[Gimp-user] CentOS packanges for 2.8?

Hello erroneus,

On Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:02:29 +0200
erroneus <forums gimpusers com> wrote:

I've been looking all over but there are just no CentOS (or RHEL for that matter) packages for the latest 
version of GiMP.  Compiling from source doesn't even seem to be a good option either as it looks as if it 
will break the whole OS the way things are set up.

Why would it? Just compile using "./configure --prefix=/opt/gimp-2.8.x" (for
example) and install under a separate prefix. No need to install directly
under /usr .

Hope it helps.


      Shlomi Fish

This is no way to build an application!  Applications and OSes should never be tied so closely together.  

I like GiMP 2.8 for Windows a lot and would prefer to run it under CentOS as that is my main desktop OS.  
I have given up on Fedora because of the unholy abomination GNOME has become.

What is a CentOS user to do?  We want a stable and consistent OS and user experience without having to 
reload/update everything after less than a year, and if I want to run a current version of Libre Office, 
there is no trouble.  I can do that.  If I want a current version of Firefox, I can do that.  But GiMP?  

Why would developers choose to shut us out like this?

I checked Distrowatch for Centos:Ridiculous,Their Gimp is at 2.6.9 while the last 
in the 2,6 series is 2,6.12.
I've been using Gentoo since december 2003 after trying a lot of distro's.
Go to their website and check out the Handbook.
It has a steep learning curve but the reward is commensurate.
You'll be able to install and compile anything you may want.

Shlomi Fish       http://www.shlomifish.org/
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