On Monday 20 July 2009 05:25:12 pm Martin Nordholts wrote:
> On 07/20/2009 11:20 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> > I see no compelling reason not to include the libs in the
> > tarball.
> What is so problematic about fetching the libs from ftp.gimp.org?
That is certainly an improvement over searching the web. But go to
the top of this thread and see the turmoil one user went through
trying to get Gimp going.
> If you suggest we should have the actual babl and GEGL code in
> the GIMP tarball, this is a bad idea. babl and GEGL are version
> controlled in different git repos, and it is not an option to
> version control them in the GIMP repo. They are separate,
> self-contained libraries.
> / Martin
The version that matches the version of Gimp in the tarball is what
should be included IMO. Presumably that is the version that is on
gimp.org now. If e.g. Slackware can prepackage Gimp with all the
required libraries it seems to me that the Gimp folks could do the
same. But I guess we will have to disagree on this.
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