[Gimp-user] CentOS packanges for 2.8?

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 2:02 AM, erroneus wrote:

Why would developers choose to shut us out like this?

We don't do any Linux packaging. We encourage you to become the first
team member who does it.

Alexandre Prokoudine

I got pretty close last night.  Seems I have a lot to learn about a few things, but one thing is for certain. 
 It is precisely because of GTK and GEGL and BABL that I can't get GiMP 2.8 running on my machine.

I actually had it running last night, but once I rebooted, I couldn't log into GNOME.  The results were 
semi-expected though.  I even generated el6.x86_64 RPMs for the installation.  The problems are all about 
dependencies.  And that's the thing... is the crime GiMP's fault or is it GNOME's fault?  After all, GNOME is 
depending on GTK... GiMP Toolkit.  So when GiMP updates its tooklit, people running older versions of GNOME 
can't run it or any applications which depend on it.

I reversed the damage this morning after some hours of hacking through dependencies finally enabling 
everything to work after "zlib" getting restored to its previous version.  

I might give this another try in the future.  It has been a learning experience to be sure.  But it has 
revealed what I believe are philisophical flaws in GiMP and/or GNOME which I think should be resolved.

If GiMP created an alternative set of libraries for the application versus the general toolkit, everything 
would work easily.  On the other hand, if GNOME didn't rely on GTK, it would also work easily.  We are 
suffering from an unclear line between OS/Operating Environment and Application.  Once those separations are 
made clear and distinct, there will be no such problems for anyone.

How do I get this shared with developers?

erroneus (via gimpusers.com)

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