Posts tagged ‘gimp2.7’

Okay, so you heard there are some cool new features in gimp-2.7. Well, it’s an unstable version. “But I want layer folders”. Yeah yeah, okay, so this should work for non-developers, but remember 2.7 is unstable.

The following will do a build from “gimp-build” directory which is in your home directory and install into “gimp” in your home directory.

Suggestions for improvements welcome.

This is using Ubuntu 10.04. Different versions may require some additional packages be installed.

cd
export PREFIX=`echo ~/gimp`
export PATH=$PREFIX/bin:$PATH
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PREFIX/lib/pkgconfig:$PREFIX/share/pkgconfig
sudo apt-get install libtool automake1.10 autoconf git-core gettext \
libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-dev libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-dev ruby \
intltool libtiff4 libtiff4-dev python-dev python-gtk2-dev \
libexif-dev libmng-dev liblcms1-dev libxpm-dev librsvg2-dev \
libwmf-dev libasound2-dev

mkdir gimp-build
cd gimp-build
git clone git://git.gnome.org/babl
git clone git://git.gnome.org/gegl
git clone git://git.gnome.org/gimp

cd babl
./autogen.sh –prefix=$PREFIX
make
make install

cd ../gegl
./autogen.sh –prefix=$PREFIX
make
make install

cd ../gimp
./autogen.sh –prefix=$PREFIX
make
make install

Now you can run gimp as

~/gimp/bin/gimp-2.7