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[SOLVED] Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

Post by liberace » Thu May 17, 2018 6:15 am

How can I upgrade Gimp to version 2.10 in a way that I get future updates. In the repository is still 2,8.22 will this not change?
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Re: Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

Post by Pjotr » Thu May 17, 2018 6:25 am

Install the Flatpak for Gimp.
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Re: Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

Post by liberace » Thu May 17, 2018 6:52 am

The PPA I have already, because i used G'MIC. But I doesnt let me update to Gimp 2.10. Also after removing en reinstalling the PPA : gimp is already the newest version (2.8.22-0x0~ppa).

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Re: Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu May 17, 2018 7:00 am

He didn't suggest a ppa, he suggested the flatpak version. I'd try that too.

In Linux installing software that's not the version meant for your machine can easily break stuff. This is why new users are usually advised to avoid ppas unless absolutely necessary, and largely caused by a general lack of backwards compatibility in Linux.

Flatpaks and appimages are a way around the problem because they include their own libraries. I don';'t think it's the most elegant way to solve the issue but it beats the hell out of damaging your install with a ppa.

In most cases having the newest version won't really mean anything. There aren't usually any new features worth mentioning, and getting the "latest bugfixes" also means getting the latest bugs. Some users always want the newest version of everything but they're going to be disappointed with that using any LTS Linux distro.

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Re: Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

Post by Sir Charles » Thu May 17, 2018 7:14 am

According to this article ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp:
...has been updated for Ubuntu 17.10 and 18.04 but not for 16.04. This means it MIGHT NOT work for Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18 series.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

Post by Pjotr » Thu May 17, 2018 8:37 am

To supplement the message of Hoser Rob: the Flatpak version of Gimp is installable by means of Software Manager. It'll install itself alongside your other Gimp version.
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Re: Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

Post by BenTrabetere » Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 am

Another alternative is the Gimp AppImage. The nice thing about this AppImage is it contains the RAW importer plug-ins for darktable and RawTherapee. These plug-ins are not in the flatpak version. You can find it here.
https://github.com/aferrero2707/gimp-ap ... continuous

Another nice thing about this AppImage is the maintainer is actively working to improve this AppImage. It has received several updates since Gimp 2.10 was released. The current version is from May 14, 2018.
gimp-git-2.10.1-20180514.glibc2.15-x86_64.AppImage

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Re: Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

Post by liberace » Thu May 17, 2018 8:01 pm

Thank you guys. This helped me a lot

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