Michael Natterer writes:
> On Tue, 2015-12-08 at 22:56 +0100, Jernej Simončič wrote:
> > I've seen that, but what I specifically meant was a File -> Export
> > option
> > that writes XCF compatible with older GIMP versions, possibly losing
> > data
> > in the process (which is why it'd be Export, not Save).
> I keep wondering why we would want that at all.
> - as soon as we have 2.10, every older version is obsolete,
>   it's not like one would have to buy 2.10 and must stick
>   with 2.8 because it's not affordable
> So why bother with compat saving at all?

No one has to stick with 2.8 for cost reasons. But most people,
at least on Linux, will have to upgrade their OS to get all the
libraries needed to run the new GIMP. Historically, it can take
six months or longer after a release before most Linux users can
run the new GIMP version, and a few users (on "stable" releases)
may wait a lot longer than that.

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