Discovering that Debian and/or Ubuntu decided to make their GIMP 2.8
packages depend on gegl-0.3 instead of gegl-0.2 came as a surprise to
some of the GIMP developers.

We prefer not to raise library dependencies in the stable branch, and
have certainly not planned for changes in GIMP code to accommodate for
this in the stable branch - as you can see, the patch author for the fix
in the GIMP master branch isn't sure if the patch can be backported to
be compatible with both gegl-0.2 and gegl-0.3:

This makes this hard to fix from our side for distros that choose to
deviate from the upstream dependencies.

Can I assume that Ubuntu tries to fix this for their package, based on
the patch(es) proposed in this bug report?

** Bug watch added: GNOME Bug Tracker #770848

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  gimp freezes at end of cage-base transform

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Bug description:

  I am currently unable to apply the cage-base transform, whatever the
  image: at the end of the two first computations (creation of the cage
  and first deformation), gimp freezes (at the last pixel of the

  And no way to get it back...  Except closing.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: gimp 2.8.16-1ubuntu1.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-34.53-generic 4.4.15
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-34-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: XFCE
  Date: Thu Aug 18 17:36:44 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-07-29 (1116 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 
  SourcePackage: gimp
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-07-30 (18 days ago)

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