GIMP *final* release for Gutsy?

Vincenzo Ciancia ciancia at
Fri Nov 9 14:52:38 UTC 2007

Daniel T. Chen ha scritto:
> On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 19:26 -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> 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?
> Really seems like a gutsy-backports candidate, not a gutsy-updates one.
> -Dan

I didn't know this ubuntu policy. Ubuntu shipped an RC version, and then
is going to keep it for 6 months. You should ask gimp developers what
they prefer! Even though I expect many of them to be reading this thread :)

What if next release of gimp is close, for hoardy? Then will ubuntu
release again the next RC? It seems like if gimp had a 6 months release
cycle too, ubuntu would ship RC forever. This should not be the case -
RCs shipped with ubuntu releases should be "promoted" to stable releases
as soon as possible. Or else ubuntu stable releases should wait for
stable of all projects, which is impossible.


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