[arch-dev-public] Status of gimp/gimp-devel

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 14:35:07 EST 2009


Currently, both gimp and gimp-devel are out of date. The latest
versions require updates of both babl and gegl but the gegl app in the
gegl package seg fault. This is a confirmed upstream issue:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=591908.   I've been waiting
for a fix but nothing so far. This is still not fixed upstream and I
wasn't able to find any patches.  Either other distros haven't updated
yet to gegl 0.1.0 or they have updated but haven't fixed the issue.
If someone is interested in working toward making a patch, then it'll
be much appreciated.

Anyway, the gimp packages have been out-of-date for several months
now. On one hand, I'm not too warm about updating these packages
knowing about the gegl seg fault problem (that's one reason why I've
waited so long). On the other hand, having a popular package like gimp
out-of-date for so long isn't a good idea either. So what should we

1) Continue to wait until we have a fix for the seg fault.

2) Update the packages knowing that the gegl binary will be broken
until there is a patch or new gegl version that will fix it. Gegl
support in gimp itself works fine as far as I could test it.

Any ideas, suggestions, comments are welcome.


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