Are we getting the Edgy version of Gimp without Tango for Feisty?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Mar 9 21:11:35 UTC 2007

On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 05:00:33AM +0800, Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> On 3/10/07, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
> > Because it hasn't changed in Debian unstable since then, and for most
> > packages, we incorporate new upstream releases from Debian unstable.
> I guess it's not possible to use the experimental repository for Feisty.
> but the 2.3 version is been with the branch for more than a year since Dec 2005.
> I'm wondering what's the difference between 2.2 and
> Gimp 2.3.15...

Ubuntu is a distribution based on Debian.  This means that, except where
special attention is devoted to a package by Ubuntu developers, we use
Debian's package from unstable.  Therefore, Gimp is the same version as the
one in Debian unstable.

The new 2.2 has been brought in from Debian experimental by
Matthias Klose periodically during the development of Feisty, with
appropriate care and testing.

I hope this clarifies the difference for you.

 - mdz

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