GIMP in Gutsy is a "release conadidate".
debiani386 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 23:56:54 UTC 2007
rofl i, myself, havent noticed it..ill report it
my question is, when is the final release scheduled? (im so anxious)
On Nov 17, 2007 4:05 AM, Scott (angrykeyboarder)
<geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com> wrote:
> Yes, I know I spelled "candidate" wrong but it's part of the point I'm
> going to make here.
> The spelling comes from the GIMP splash screen in Gutsy. I guess they
> (the GIMP devs) were in a hurry to get it out the door. They let a
> painfully obvious spelling error go by.
> But that's only part of my point.
> This is a *major* app. It's one of the most popular FLOSS apps on the
> planet. As a result, Ubuntu has it in their main (i.e fully supported
> free software) repository.
> My question is....
> What is a *release candidate* doing in a *final release* of Ubuntu? This
> can't be part of the "polish" that the SABDFL strives for can it?
> Actually, I know why it's there (I think). It's there because 2.2 was
> showing it's age and 2.4 was about to be released and Ubuntu (as usual)
> missed a major release by a major app by a few weeks.
> Fedora had this same situation (Fedora 8) come up as well. The
> difference is, when 4.2 final (and the 4.2.1 bugfix right after) it came
> it was released and is fully supported.
> The best chance we have of seeing a release here is probably as an
> unsupported backport. I'd rather it be an update, but it seems that may
> not happen.
> But if you want it to be an update (rather than a backport) *AND* would
> like to see it soon (either way).....
> then *please* subscribe to this bug report.
> Amazingly the sync request was changed to wishlist(!) and the person who
> did so cut and run. He is nowhere to be found and the bug is sitting
> there unassigned,
> Maybe if enough people show interest we'll see changes.
> Please visit https://bugs.launchpad.net/baltix/+source/gimp/+bug/157642
> and add your comments. If you have nothing useful to add then please
> just *subscribe* to the bug. The more people who do, the better our
> changes are of getting *something* done here soon.
> FWIW, there are a *lot* of bugfixes since the 4.0rc3.
> Here are just a few examples:
> *EDIT* GIMP is now at 2.4.2 (2.4.1 is in Debian Sid - I'd settle for that).
> I've never used an OS I didn't (dis)like.
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