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    Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

    but 2.8.4 is available for Linux

    is the software center behind, or is the 2.8.4 not available for Ubuntu yet ?

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    Re: Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

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    Re: Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

    There is a ppa for gimp 2.8.10 if you want it.

    It works very well and has the single window mode which is great on a widescreen.

    http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/gimp/ubuntu
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    Re: Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

    Quote Originally Posted by michael-piziak View Post
    but 2.8.4 is available for Linux

    is the software center behind, or is the 2.8.4 not available for Ubuntu yet ?
    I'm not totally sure of what I'm saying, but if you're on an LTS such as 12.04, you may not get updates to all your software. You'll get updates if they relate to security and possibly for major bug fixes.

    The same goes within the life-span of non-LTS releases.

    New releases will get new software if such software is available in time and passes whatever quality controls the maintainers impose. In other words, just because a software package has been updated by its creator doesn't mean we'll get it ASAP.

    Re. gimp, you can run apt-cache policy gimp to see what version of software is available on your particular version of Ubuntu. I'm on 13.10 and I see:
    Code:
    [08:44 AM] ~ $ apt-cache policy gimp
    gimp:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 2.8.6-1ubuntu1.1
      Version table:
         2.8.6-1ubuntu1.1 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main amd64 Packages
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security/main amd64 Packages
         2.8.6-1ubuntu1 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages
    [08:46 AM] ~ $
    So this answers your question: "is the software center behind, or is the 2.8.4 not available for Ubuntu yet ?"

    As aj points out, there's always the ppa route or even installing from source but then it's up to you to deal with any issues that arise.

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    Re: Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

    Quote Originally Posted by michael-piziak View Post
    but 2.8.4 is available for Linux

    is the software center behind, or is the 2.8.4 not available for Ubuntu yet ?
    Precise?
    quantal runs 2.8.2 and raring runs 2.8.4.
    As stated, saucy runs 2.8.6.

    LTS releases hold a lot of older packages.
    But they are supported. Just old.
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    Re: Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

    I mainly want Gimp that processes raw. I don't know if my version does.

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    Re: Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

    As ajgreeny says there is a ppa for the up to date version. Just add it to your source list and upgrade and there you go. Personally I don't really care for Ubuntu's packaging policy, I won't sit and wait for a new Ubuntu release to upgrade foo. If I want it I am going to get it NOW. There are many ppas for the latest and greatest and you can install them easily. PPAs are one of the most attractive features of Ubuntu as they give you the flexibility of selectively upgrading certain packages and a way to roll back if something goes wrong. If I install only from the official repos and rigidly sync my upgrade with distro's release cycle I would have used Debian instead.

    You can compile from source of course. I have vlc 2.1.2 , gimp 2.9 and Octave 3.8, all self compiled as I can't get ppas for those versions. I am enjoying the new features.
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; January 1st, 2014 at 05:52 PM.

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    Re: Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

    Quote Originally Posted by michael-piziak View Post
    I mainly want Gimp that processes raw. I don't know if my version does.
    It does, but you have to install some plugins.

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    Re: Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

    Quote Originally Posted by michael-piziak View Post
    I mainly want Gimp that processes raw. I don't know if my version does.
    install gimp-ufraw

    (though you may find that rawtherapee or darktable is more useful for managing and editing raw files)

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    Re: Gimp 2.6.12 in the software center

    Quote Originally Posted by ssam View Post
    install gimp-ufraw

    (though you may find that rawtherapee or darktable is more useful for managing and editing raw files)
    Thumbs up for darktable, it's just wonderful.

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