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Portable Gimp 2.9.5 for linux
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Want to keep your existing Gimp 2.8.x and run a Linux Portable Gimp 2.9.5?

This works for me in Kubuntu 16.04 64bit.
It should work in other 16.x 64bit 'buntus.  It might work in 14.x 'buntu
It might even work in equivalent version of Mint.
A long shot possibility in other Debian based versions.

Nothing clever, it is assembled using a script and the 'buntu 'gimp-edge' ppa. This updates regularly and I will attempt to keep the following to the current build.

edit: updated 27 June 2017
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=...If2VcawzGV  89 MB


Unzip and run. It will run from your home partition. Same as a regular gimp, first run it creates a gimp profile, in this case ~/.config/GIMP/2.9  It will copy all your resources from ~/.gimp-2.8 so to save a lot of editing, temporarily rename ~/.gimp-2.8 and a new empty Gimp 2.9 profile is created.

First run looks like this.

   

I am not keen on those dark themes, so this is my preference + a shot of one nice addition to Gimp 2.9 - new layer options.  Plenty other new things to explore.

   

Plugins edit: 23 June 2017 updated gmic_gimp_gtk/qt to version 2.0.2 use one or the other
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=...NY9VKDAEzX 10 MB

Some plugins that work. Unpack the zip, these go in ~/.config/GIMP/2.9/plug-ins. Plenty of deprecated procedure warnings annoyance, so I advise running as

Code:
GIMP295.bin --pdb-compat-mode=on

bimp17x64 <<< this has a dependency libpcre3 - install that package from your linux repository.
fourierx64
gmic_gimp_gtk <<< latest compiled for gimp 2.9
gmic_gimp_qt <<< equivalent qt version for gimp 2.9 use one or the other
gmic_gimp179 <<< last of the series, can be installed alongside ver 2.0 installed.
guillotine-into-layersx64
nufraw-gimp-29
plasma2x64
plugin-heal-selection.py
resynthesizer29
resynthesizer_gui29
smooth-path64

Final word - absolutely no guarantees Wink Any feedback will be welcome. It might only work on my computer, in which case I will scrap the thread.
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thaks
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(12-01-2016, 03:26 PM)rich2005 Wrote: Want to keep your existing Gimp 2.8.x and run a Linux Portable Gimp 2.9.5?

This works for me in Kubuntu 16.04 64bit.

edit: see first post for updates


Terrifically useful. Thanks. I'm a huge fan of 2.9.x, as I can finally work in ProPhotoRGB. I updated to 16.04 from 14.04, and cannot get 2.9.x to work correctly. Your compiled version works fine. Excellent and appreciated.
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