On 07/20/2009 09:35 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Sunday 19 July 2009 05:13:06 am you wrote:
>> On 07/19/2009 03:16 AM, John Culleton wrote:
>>   >  IMO
>>> these required libraries should be embedded in the Gimp release
>>> itself but there may be turf issues that prevent that.
>> Embedding babl and GEGL in the GIMP tarball would make usage of
>> GEGL by other projects much more complicated, and we don't want
>> that. A library shared between many apps will have much more
>> development and maintenance than a library only used by a single
>> app, so we should encourage usage of these libraries by other
>> projects.
>>    / Martin
> I look at it from the point of view of the user, who just wants to
> install the program and get it running on his/her machine.

If you just want to install gimp and run it, use the package manager 
that comes with your distro. By nature, building software can be quite 
complicated and is not intended for "normal" users.

Also, please keep the discussion on-list.

  / Martin
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