Test GIMP 2.7/2.8 ?

Nils Philippsen nils at redhat.com
Mon Jan 11 11:31:18 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-01-10 at 21:38 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> >> > I there a way to test new GIMP 2.7/2.8 in Fedora? I looked in Rawhide
> >> > repos and I still see only 2.6x versions there. Any plans to put 2.7 in
> >> > Rawhide repost for testing purposes?
> >>
> >> Should I ask on development channel?
> >
> > You might file an RFE bug against gimp and see what the packager says.
> >
> Posted bugzilla RFE, but still no reponse :(
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=551837

The problem with this is that different GIMP versions can't be installed
into the same prefix. While I could package gimp/gegl/babl from git,
this is far from stable ATM, so I won't replace the gimp-2.6 packages in
Fedora with it. Taken together, this means I can't package unstable gimp
as a Fedora package because this needs to be installable side-by-side
with the stable version, meaning it needs to go into /opt or /usr/local
which is a no-no from an FHS point of view (making it uneligible as a
Fedora package).

At some point (time permitting), I'll probably make a
(non-FHS-compliant) package, but this will just be an inofficial one
which I'll e.g. put on fedorapeople.

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