Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2012 22:36 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's here: the GIMP 2.8. Its biggest feature is something that many, many people have been requesting for as long as I can remember: single-window mode. No longer do you have to fiddle with a gazillion palette and dialog windows (unless you choose to do so, of course). Great work by the team.
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RE[2]: Cool
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 5th May 2012 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool"
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Right after extracting, I ran into problems. When trying to build the Debian package, I ran into a dependency problem.

I'm not going to go through this again--I don't know how many times I've desperately wanted to try a brand-new package and tried to compile after reading claims that "it's so easy". So I install one dependency... then find out that I have to install another one... and another... and another... and it goes on and on. By the time I've installed all required dependencies, it still doesn't work so I have to tweak compile options. And at the end, it may still not work, and I just give up. Meanwhile, that nice fresh OS installation now how dozens of useless packages installed and I lost track of what the hell they all are, so I can't just easily remove them all. I really do not want to go through that again.

I am actually running the latest Squeeze-based version of CrunchBang that tracks backports by default, freshly installed, and do not want to get it all dirty with development packages that will otherwise be useless. Just recently I was running the latest openSUSE, and before that Debian itself with a few backports.

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