I just now had a look at GIMP 2.8 requirements and one of it (mentioned on the INSTALL notes) was:
4. You need to have installed GTK+ version 2.24.10 or newer.
GIMP also need a recent versions of GLib (>= 2.30.2), GDK-Pixbuf
(>= 2.24.1), and Pango (>= 1.29.4). Sources for these can be grabbed
Well, I head on to ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gtk/
and tried 2.24/ but there is no version 2.24.10
. Another strange thing is their latest version is 2.24.5 while
$ rpm -qa | grep gtk+
got me these:
On the same INSTALL note:
Please make sure you don't have any old GTK+-2.x, jpeg, etc. libraries
lying around on your system, otherwise configure may fail to find the
However, that in consequential ... I did manage to build 2.7.4 before so I guess I just have to try it all out.
Updated gegl and babl are gonna be needed ... so if anyone knows of any packages that are critical to the updates, speak now or forever hold your tongue.
Peace and much respect,
P.S. Is anyone packaging GIMP 2.8 yet? We don't want double efforts and waste of time now, do we?
same peace and respect.