Installing Gimp 2.5 on Ubuntu

The Gimp has recently begun the process of migrating to the GEGL backend in the 2.5 series. This version has not been packaged by the Ubuntu team.

There is a guide for building GIMP 2.5 on Hardy Heron, but it fails on my system. Somebody did manage to get it working and created a DEB package of the result. This does work for me. Details here.

This installs in parallel with the existing gimp package, so no harm in giving it a try …

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