Seems I cheered too soon... only the gimp-devel-2.8.0 packages are there...
perhaps the binaries are coming soon...
>Just a note here, there are rpm packages fo gimp 2.8 for Centos 6.2 and
>6.3 according to rpmfind.net.
>It's probably also fine to build in /usr/local, it is on most rpm-based
>systes - as far as I can tell it's only debian and debian-like systems
>that consider /usr/local to be part of the operating system.
>But good advice to stay away from it in general, though.
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