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

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 11:49:14 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 Currently, both gimp and gimp-devel are out of date.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 Anyway, the gimp packages have been out-of-date for several months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 out-of-date for so long isn't a good idea either.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 :
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=591908#c4
> So probably efforts should be made in that direction :)

Sure, but I was unable to come up with a patch.  I don't have much
time to devote to Arch anymore. So, as far as I'm concerned, it'll be
either one of the two proposed options.

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