GIMP *final* release for Gutsy?

Toby Smithe tsmithe at
Sat Nov 10 19:42:33 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 23:22 -0700, Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> Emmet Hikory spake thusly:
> > On 11/9/07, Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> >> Scott Kitterman spake thusly :
> >>> On Thu, 08 Nov 2007 16:48:55 -0700 "Scott (angrykeyboarder)"  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...
> > 
> >     It is important to understand the nature of the issue.  Many of
> > the bugfixes that are applied in upstream GIMP 2.4 final are also
> > included in the current Ubuntu package (although the version number is
> > different).
> This is to confuse us, correct? ;)

There seems to be some confusion here: regardless of the content of the
version string, bug fixes from upstream will have been ported back to
the current Ubuntu package. The two releases are functionally identical,
the only difference is the content of a string.

If the apparent appearance of a pre-release piece of software is
troubling, notwithstanding that it might have any fixes already applied,
then that is a different issue.
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