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

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 17:50:03 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 8:35 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently, both gimp and gimp-devel are out of date.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 Anyway, the gimp packages have been out-of-date for several months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 out-of-date for so long isn't a good idea either.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
> do?
> 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.
> Eric

Well at least there seems to be a clue about what's going on :
So probably efforts should be made in that direction :)

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