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I am interested in going to 2.9.4 for the added utility & improvements. I have loads of custom scripts, UI, and so on that I use frequently, so these are my chief concerns - will they port ok? GAP, G'MIC, FX-Foundry are the big ones.

Second q - the version release states it is production reliable, and that's good. I just hate crashes. How stable is it vs. 2.8.16?

Anything else I should be aware of? Thanks.

  • The 2.9 versions are unstable development versions. You should be able to keep the 2.8 version. Can't see any reason why you shouldn't have both. – Billy Kerr Apr 1 '17 at 10:13
  • 2.9 is a development version, so something that you find important may stop working temporarily. GMIC has already a 2.9 version. AFAIK most scripts still work but many elicit "deprecated" warnings (though these will disappear with 2.10). And I don't know how many can take advantage of the high-bit-depth mode. – xenoid Apr 1 '17 at 19:57
  • However you can use 2.9 and 2.8 side by side. On Linux you'll find an "AppImage" for Gimp 2.9 (or you can compile Gimp/GEGL/BABL to run from /opt instead of /usr). For Windows Partha.com has "Portable" versions of 2.9 that can be used without installation. – xenoid Apr 1 '17 at 20:05

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