GIMP *final* release for Gutsy?

João Pinto lamego.pinto at
Sun Nov 11 17:34:23 UTC 2007

> Has anybody considered simply removing the words "Release Candidate"
> from the splash screen?

So far, the countless emails on this topic seem to point out the shock
> and confusion that a new user will experience when seeing "Release
> Candidate". The emails seem to try and extend this reasoning to make
> points about the exception process, the getdeb project and the
> philosophy of "Ubuntu" as a whole.
> Whatever my view on the rest of the issues (the debate on which seems
> to generate a lot of noise while progressing very little), I can see
> that it isn't very professional to have something labelled "Release
> Candidate" in the default install when the final version is available.
> Is there any reason that we cannot just wipe off those words? I
> appreciate that the included version is not the final version, but
> with the patches that Ubuntu includes, it isn't really the release
> candidate either. Worst case scenario, we could have the splash screen
> without the RC, but with an "Ubuntu version" comment.
> Regards,
> Aaron
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If you just change the splash screen and you are not providing a fix which
is listed on the widely announced final release and which is experienced by
an user, someone is cheating, either there will be a complain to the GIMP
devs for providing improper information on the version changes, or to the
Ubuntu devs for deliberately faking an  "almost" final release for the
single user trust purpose, I do not believe that is upstream's friendly.

João Pinto
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