> On Mon, 2009-07-20 at 21:09 -0400, John Culleton wrote:
>> On Monday 20 July 2009 07:00:08 pm Jernej Simončič wrote:
>> > On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 17:47:53 -0400, John Culleton wrote:
>> > > The version that matches the version of Gimp in the tarball is
>> > > what should be included IMO.
>> >
> Ah, the old Windows way. Don't have it? We'll throw it in. It might
> break other apps, but hey, that's their problem. :)
>> > Should GIMP then also include matching GTK+ and GLib? And other
>> > mandatory dependencies?
>> The hangup for many users is gegl and babl, and not the other
>> requirements.  The distros are more likely to include them. perhaps
>> it is because gegl and babl are relatively new libraries, while the
>> others have been with us for quite a while.
> They could make mention of these on the Downloads Web page. I don't
> find
> any information on installing from source in the documentation,
> either.

>From the INSTALL

The most important part is to make sure the requirements for a build
are fulfilled.  We depend on a number of tools and libraries which are
listed below. For libraries this means you need to also have the
header files installed.

  * Unless you are experienced with building software from source, *
  * you should not attempt to build all these libraries yourself!  *
  * We suggest that you check if your distributor has development  *
  * packages of them and use these instead.                        *

It then goes on to list the necessary requirements which include gegl
and babl.

Distros with any sort of reasonable package management can cope with
all these things.



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