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> Most Linux distros (Ubuntu is an exception) come with the necessary software
> tools to download a source tarball, configure, compile and install it. That
> is what I did.
> Slackware means you never have to wait for a deb or an rpm :<). But users of
> most other distros can do the same if they are in a hurry for Gimp 2.4rc3.
I have just looked at the Ubuntu 7.10 'try it first disc' and Gimp
2.4rc3 was on it.
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