Finally, at long last, GIMP 1.2.3:
There are numerous bug fixes in this release, see the ChangeLog for details.
Also, in this release, all the binaries have been versioned (i.e., have a
-1.2 appended) so that both gimp 1.2 and 1.3 can coexist in the same prefix.
The default symlinks are controlled by the --enable-default-binary switch
to configure, which defaults to yes for the 1.2 series.
Gimp-developer mailing list