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Old 01-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Did you look at the size of GIMP?


When it was version 2.6, GIMP was below 20 Mb.
Now since version 2.8, its download size is above 70 Mb.

Take a look here -
http://www.filehippo.com/download_the_gimp/

Any idea about what is so much added to it?
 
Old 01-04-2013, 02:18 AM   #2
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well that's not the size of GIMP. That's teh size of the binary released by a third party project for the Windows operating system. The tarball looks to have changed from 16mb to 19mb, and an 2.6.10 fc16 RPM is 49mb vs 62mb for 2.8.2 fc19, which is fine really.

So i'd guess it's just mostly windows installer crap. or extra bundled windows stuff you don't want.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 05:40 AM   #3
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It also may be added dependencies that make the package larger. Since Windows has no dependency resolving package management system usually dependencies are integrated into the installer packages, while on Linux it is just one line more in the package's dependency info.

No need to explain it with crap or unwanted bundles.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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Not sure filehippo is the best place for linux software.

Title: The Gimp 2.8.2
Filename: gimp-2.8.2-setup.exe
File size: 72.50MB (76,021,168 bytes)


I'd start here for linux. http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

If I wanted smaller gimp for windows, I'd go here. http://portableapps.com/apps/graphic.../gimp_portable

People keep asking for more and more features. It will continue to grow unless they decide to go with assembly language.

Last edited by jefro; 01-04-2013 at 10:45 AM.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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for windows i would use the build by "Jernej Simončič "
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

it is a MS visual studio build and not the standard MinGW build on windows


"Jernej Simončič " has been the long time Visual Studio builder on windows
 
  


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