Replacing GIMP

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at
Mon Jul 25 11:18:52 UTC 2011

On 07/24/2011 06:20 PM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jul 2011 10:04:55 +0300
> Jarno Suni <jarno.ilari.suni at> wrote:
> > Suggesting to install the ubuntustudio-graphics metapackage and using
> > it in Xubuntu session is not telling to use any other distribution. If
> > Xubuntu is going to be all you need, I would expect some modularity
> > and make the default installation a good starting point. I think it is
> > great that Xubuntu users can benefit from the expertise of Ubuntu
> > Studio developers in multimedia creation.
> I'm sorry. I just don't seem to see any advantage to removing an
> application simply to tell users they can use a different distribution
> to get the application and use it. Why not just keep the application?
> Wording it different does not change the end result. In my own mind, if
> you tell me to just install a different distribution meta-package, I
> wasted my time installing the distribution. I may as well go install
> the other one, which you tell me has what I want.
We're way off in the sidetracks here.

If you want to replace GIMP with any other graphics editing software in
the Xubuntu default installation, please start an application comparison
wiki page (please use [1]). Application comparing template exists at the
Ubuntu wiki too, see [2]. You can select this template when creating the
new page, just scroll to the bottom part of the list.


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