Roland Winkler wrote on 13/01/15 02:29:

> Good to know, thank you.  I have not yet tried to build gimp myself,
> but I feel confident I should be able to get this working.
> Certainly, I understand you do not want to provide bugfixes for
> previous versions of gimp.
> Roland

You should not have to build (if you mean compiling, etc) it yourself.
Look, for example, at:

Bob Long

> On Mon Jan 12 2015 Joao S. O. Bueno wrote:
>> It is a bug in this version of GIMP that no longer exists in gimp
>> 2.8.0 and later -
>> it was corrected in February - 2012 by Massimo Valentini, just prior
>> to the 2.8 version release
>> in May.
>> Please take in mind that GIMP do _not_ maintain bug-fix releases of
>> outdated stable versions -
>> the current mainline branch is 2.8.x - and if your OS does not support
>> that, either upgrade, or refrain from trying serious work on it.
>> I am pretty shure that although GIMP 2.8 is not the official packages
>> for your 2012 Ubunut, there are GIMP 2.8 builds for it available under
>> alternate install methods.

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