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Try the GIMP version 2.7.3 in OS X
Authored by: joostjodel on Nov 19, '11 01:15:08PM
Well, things have improved. Macports silently introduced a precompiled binary repository some months ago (http://packages.macports.org). This includes binaries of gimp2-devel (2.7.3) and the stable gimp2 (2.6.11). While The Gimp still has a lot of dependencies, install time is now vastly reduced.

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Try the GIMP version 2.7.3 in OS X
Authored by: Sven G on Nov 20, '11 03:38:57AM

That's good to know! :-)

And - even better... - I just found out that one can build (meta)packages and disk images directly from MacPorts, as detailed here:

http://guide.macports.org/#using.binaries.binary-packages

So, I tried a

$ sudo port mdmg gimp2-devel

which, after some time, resulted in a .dmg disk image (364 MB), a metapackage (372.2 MB) and a package (20 MB) available in the work directory, which in this case is

/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_graphics_gimp2-devel/gimp2-devel/work

Of course, only the disk image and the metapackage are complete installs of the GIMP, with all the dependencies.

Beware, the metapackage still install into /opt, la MacPorts: it doesn't give a double-clickable (but one can always make an ad hoc AppleScript or Automator launcher) GUI app into /Applications.



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Try the GIMP version 2.7.3 in OS X
Authored by: Sven G on Nov 20, '11 03:41:30AM

Errata corrige: towards the end, it should be *installs* and *in*...



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