GIMP *final* release for Gutsy?

Aaron C. de Bruyn ubuntu-devel-discuss at
Tue Nov 13 05:54:57 UTC 2007

> Aaron C. de Bruyn:
> > It boils down to this:  If users aren't running into bugs, why repackage?
> Because having “Release Conadidate” on the splash screen and “rc” in the 
> About box gives users the impression that this is not a trustworthy, 
> final version of GIMP.

Kinda like how hundreds of thousands of people used the old ICQ 99b (or whatever the version was) client that was listed as a 'beta' for years.
...or how people used the beta version of gmail.

I honestly didn't notice that GIMP said "Release Candidate" on the splash screen until this discussion came up, and I use it daily.
My wife also uses it daily, and she's not a geek like me--just a home user.  She never realized it either.  Maybe we're just completely oblivious.

But I think most people won't care what it says--they'll just run it.

...of course someone else pointed out that it actually says "Release Conadidate" instead of 'candidate'.  Heck--I missed that too.  But that's something that should be fixed.  Just because it says Beta or Release Candidate or isn't a final version is not a reason to update the package.

Even the final, officially approved, non release candidate version will have bugs.   ...and they will have to be fixed.  So why not just fix the bugs when they are reported.

I'm not trying to be a jerk--I just don't see the point in updating because of the version string.
I do see a point in updating due to a bug.


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