On 3/20/07, Simon Budig <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Bettina Lechner ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> > when it finally comes to the 2.4 release will gimp suddenly be available
> > for mac and windows aswell? or will there be a timegap between the release
> > of 2.4 for linux and "the rest" (other platforms)? and if yes: how long
> > will the compilation (is this the right word for it?) for the other
> > platforms take?
> The gimp team usually just releases source packages of the gimp. Since
> we do not have different versions of the source for the different
> platforms technically the 2.4 release is available immediately for all
> platforms.
> However, this requires that you build gimp yourself. If you depend on
> pre-built binaries it might take a while until somebody provides a
> package. For the different Linux distributions a lot depends on the
> philosophy behind the packaging, but I expect Gimp to show up quickly in
> the different distributions. For windows it probably won't take that
> much time, although this depends on the amount of time available to its
> maintainer.
> For Macs I am unsure if there is a maintainer testing the current code
> and providing ready made packages. It probably will take a bit longer
> until someone can provide a package.
> So, the answer is "it depends" and the exact timeframes are unclear.
> I hope this helps,
>         Simon

What about if I use darwinports or fink -- I assume there is a delay
until those package installers are updated? or do they refer to the
downloadable source?

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