GIMP *final* release for Gutsy?

Aaron C. de Bruyn ubuntu-devel-discuss at
Sun Nov 11 21:30:26 UTC 2007

> And how do you know that no one is having a problem? Oboviusly
> *somebody* is or the latest release would not be 4.0.1.

Bug reports.
If someone is having a problem and they file a bug report, it will get dealt with.

> And just becasuse Ubuntu users haven't reported the bugs that the GIMP
> devs cite, doesn't mean they don't exist.

So you are saying that we should react to new versions by packaging the up on the basis that there are probably users that could maybe be having bugs but haven't reported them.

I'm sure by now just about every package in Gutsy has an updated version.  It would take a *TON* of development time constantly updating packages.

We react to problems (bug reports), we don't react to 'what ifs' (users possibly having problems but not reporting them).

> And lastly, what are the Ubuntu devs *developing* in the case of
> compiling existing source code from the GIMP?  As far as I can tell
> there is nothing different between the version of the GIMP shipped with
> Ubuntu Feisty as there was with Fedora 7 (both now *old* Linux distros).

Sorry--that didn't make much sense to me.
Are you saying that the developers aren't really doing anything except packaging and compiling?  (i.e., not actually writing GIMP, just packaging)
Yeah? So?
I've spent this weekend trying to package an application I wrote with no prior packaging experience.  I'm still working on it.
Now I'm sure seasoned packagers can repackage GIMP in 30 minutes, but it's still 30 minutes being taken away from getting the next release ready for a knee-jerk 'what if' reason.  Combine that with the thousands of packages out there waiting for updates and you are talking about a lot of man-hours.


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