Hello erroneus,

On Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:02:29 +0200
erroneus <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:

> I've been looking all over but there are just no CentOS (or RHEL for that 
> matter) packages for the latest version of GiMP.  Compiling from source 
> doesn't even seem to be a good option either as it looks as if it will break 
> the whole OS the way things are set up.

Why would it? Just compile using "./configure --prefix=/opt/gimp-2.8.x" (for
example) and install under a separate prefix. No need to install directly
under /usr .

Hope it helps.


        Shlomi Fish

> This is no way to build an application!  Applications and OSes should never 
> be tied so closely together.  
> I like GiMP 2.8 for Windows a lot and would prefer to run it under CentOS as 
> that is my main desktop OS.  I have given up on Fedora because of the unholy 
> abomination GNOME has become.
> What is a CentOS user to do?  We want a stable and consistent OS and user 
> experience without having to reload/update everything after less than a year, 
> and if I want to run a current version of Libre Office, there is no trouble.  
> I can do that.  If I want a current version of Firefox, I can do that.  But 
> GiMP?  Nope!  
> Why would developers choose to shut us out like this?

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