On Monday 20 July 2009 03:41:14 pm Martin Nordholts wrote:
> 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

For Slack users the packages are usually a year or more old so we 
get in the habit of compiling from a more current tarball.  Also, 
many packages are not included in the distros. Open Cobol is a good 
example.  Everybody compiles it.  Currently I am at Gimp 2.6.6
and I had to go through the gegl and babl stuff again (new 

I see no compelling reason not to include the libs in the tarball.  

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