GIMP *final* release for Gutsy?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Nov 9 04:18:03 UTC 2007

On Thursday 08 November 2007 22:58, Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> Scott Kitterman spake thusly :
> > On Thu, 08 Nov 2007 16:48:55 -0700 "Scott (angrykeyboarder)"
> >
> > <geekboy at> wrote:
> >> Gutsy shipped with a *non-final* release of The GIMP (2.4 RC3, to be
> >> specific).
> >>
> >> In situations of this type (my) logic would dictate that Gutsy would be
> >> updated (gutsy-updates?) with the Final version soon after it's release
> >> (rather than leave users with an unfinished product in main).
> >
> > As a rule, developers aren't terribly impressed by version numbers.
> > What problem are you  having that you think this would fix and that is
> > severe enough to warrant a stable release update?
> None that would "interest" [some Ubuntu] developers, I suppose....
> OK...
> Off to plan B.
> Oh wait, Ubuntu developers get upset when users go elsewhere for updated
> versions of software...
> OK..
> Off to plan C.

If you want to install software simply because it has a different version 
number, you are clearly interested in different thngs than I am.  You are 
quite welcome to risk breaking your system however you want.

If it's been uploaded to Hardy (I haven't looked) it should be possible to 
backport it to gutsy-backports.

My main concern is that if there are serious problems that are fixed in the 
later releases, we should fix them in gutsy-updates.

Scott K

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