Weekly GIMP 2.9.x AppImage builds


(Carmelo Dr Raw) #1

After having spent quite some time in setting up a Travis CI environment for the GIMP AppImage creation, I have finally reached a stage where things seem to run quite smoothly.

The AppImage build environment is mainly composed of two pieces:

  • a Docker container which provides the necessary updated dependencies installed on top of an Ubuntu 14.04 system (Dockerfile here)
  • a Travis CI configuration that builds the git HEAD versions of BABL/GEGL/GIMP plus few additional plugins (PhotoFlow, NUFraw, resynthesizer and liquid rescale) and bundles the whole thing into an AppImage package

The package is then uploaded to a dedicated GitHub release page.

At this point, the last step has been to set-up a recurrent Travis cron job to update the AppImage weekly… from now on, there will be a new package built and uploaded every Thursday evening, in time for letting you start the week-end with a freshly updated GIMP version!

If any of the GIMP developers out here is interested, we can discuss wether to make those packages officially visible from the GIMP web site…

Happy editing!!!

GMIC QT doesn't do negative parameters in Gimp-devel
GIMP-CCE won't be updated past the release of default GIMP 2.10
(Carmelo Dr Raw) #2

A new weekly GIMP AppImage build is available for download: https://github.com/aferrero2707/gimp-appimage/releases/download/continuous/gimp-2.9.9-20180118_2116.glibc2.14-x86_64.AppImage

(Tobias) #3

It would be nice, if you could G’MIC to the AppImage.

(Carmelo Dr Raw) #4

I know… it’s a mere question of lack of time for integrating and testing a QT-based code into the appimage. The old gtk code was routinely included…