Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP Version 2.8.16

I don't have the skills to compile GIMP from <>

The new interface in GIMP 2.10 is a problem somewhat unique to me. I have a
neurological disorder. Navigating anything -- walking to the grocery store
and back, traveling by trains, buses, airplanes, sometimes even finding the
kitchen in my house -- is dependent on life-long-learned tricks that are
based in objective visible familiarity. This neural disorder is worsening.

After using Photoshop since v. 2.2, I've been using GIMP 2.8 in Linux Mint
17 and 18 for years. I work in GIMP 2.8 for hours every day. Samples: <> No prob.

The threshold for gaining use of GIMP 2.10 would take unknown weeks of
mostly failure, due to the lack of neural mapping I have for the interface.
Read: It looks only similar to anyplace I've ever been and it's a place I
have no readable map for. To me, the (neural) map has blots that most
people will easily read in the GIMP 2.10 interface as easily recognizable

The app manager in Mint 20 will only install GIMP 2.10 -- and <> has only a button for a flatpack of GIMP

GIMP 2.8 is available to install from the app manager in Mint 18.

For now, I can boot a drive that's fully set up in Mint 18 with GIMP 2.8. I
can use that for as long as it hasn't gotten corrupted on my computer. I
can do a fresh install of Mint 18 for as long as that version is supported.
I'd like to get ahead on having a fresh OS install. Becoming cognizant of
GIMP 2.10 would be a big delay. At my age, that's real iffy.

I've been doing okay with Mint 20 -- having spent weeks making the Cinnamon
version appear as much like Mint 18 Cinnamon as possible.

Which will hold on longer -- Mint 18/GIMP 2.8 or me? Should I spend that
time mapping-out a new territory or do I get to keep working along the road
that has what I need to recognize where I am?

Legacy is something that app developers have a long harsh history of
overlooking. (Among others, I once worked closely with Apple Newton
developers, for instance. <sigh> May Steve rest in peace.) Viable available
legacy is important. We're all legacy, sooner or later.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 3:03 PM Alexandre Prokoudine <
alexandre prokoudine gmail com> wrote:

On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 1:00 AM Kenny Mann wrote:

Why is GIMP 2.8.16 not available?

Source code:

We are not under any kind of obligation to provide direct links to
obsolete releases from the main downloads page.


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