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Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows?

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Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows? Jernej Simončič 16 May 21:59
  Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows? narkfestmojo 16 May 22:13
Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows? Jernej Simončič 17 May 13:40
  Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows? Richard Gitschlag 17 May 14:55
   Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows? scott s. 18 May 09:15
    Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows? aromano101 28 May 16:54
     Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows? luigi 28 May 18:41
Jernej Simončič
2012-05-16 21:59:48 UTC (over 2 years ago)

Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows?

On Wed, 16 May 2012 11:20:42 -1000, scott s. wrote:

The release notes for 2.8 I found suggest that it isn't possible to install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in Windows (7 x64 in my case) at least using the pre-built windows installer?

The installer for GIMP 2.8.0 will uninstall older versions first, but you can simply reinstall GIMP 2.6.12 afterwards.

Reason for asking is that there are a number of 2.6 plug-ins I need, and looking at the GIMP plug-in repository few indicate 2.8 compatibility. So I would need to test them myself but if they don't work I would go back to 2.6, at least for some tasks.

Old plugins should keep working - if you find any that don't, report that as a bug (this includes 32bit plugins running on 64bit GIMP).

2012-05-16 22:13:13 UTC (over 2 years ago)
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Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows?

I did this myself; 2.6 x86 after 2.8 x64 onto w7 x64. It even remembered all my old settings for 2.6.12, but forgot my most recently opened xcf files. I don't know if it will work with the same target machine type though, I suppose you might be able to select a different install directory.

Jernej Simončič
2012-05-17 13:40:19 UTC (over 2 years ago)

Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows?

On Thu, 17 May 2012 00:13:13 +0200, narkfestmojo wrote:

I did this myself; 2.6 x86 after 2.8 x64 onto w7 x64. It even remembered all my old settings for 2.6.12, but forgot my most recently opened xcf files. I don't know if it will work with the same target machine type though, I suppose you might be able to select a different install directory.

GIMP 2.8 by default installs to a different directory than older versions.

Richard Gitschlag
2012-05-17 14:55:17 UTC (over 2 years ago)

Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows?

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From: jernej|s-gmane@eternallybored.org Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 15:40:19 +0200 Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows?

On Thu, 17 May 2012 00:13:13 +0200, narkfestmojo wrote:

GIMP 2.8 by default installs to a different directory than older versions.

I installed 2.6 after 2.8 (using a different installation directory) and have yet to encounter any problems in either one.

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scott s.
2012-05-18 09:15:49 UTC (over 2 years ago)

Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows?

On 5/17/2012 04:55, Richard Gitschlag wrote:

On Thu, 17 May 2012 00:13:13 +0200, narkfestmojo wrote:

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> GIMP 2.8 by default installs to a different directory than older versions.

I installed 2.6 after 2.8 (using a different installation directory) and have yet to encounter any problems in either one.

I guess I will give it a go and see what happens. thanks

scott s. .

2012-05-28 16:54:55 UTC (over 2 years ago)
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Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows?

On 5/17/2012 04:55, Richard Gitschlag wrote:

On Thu, 17 May 2012 00:13:13 +0200, narkfestmojo wrote:

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> GIMP 2.8 by default installs to a different directory than older versions.

I installed 2.6 after 2.8 (using a different installation directory) and have yet to encounter any problems in either one.

I guess I will give it a go and see what happens. thanks

scott s.
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I installed 2.8 in a different directory (I installed it on my external hard drive) from the start. 2.8 removed my desktop icon for 2.6, but everything for 2.6 was still on my C drive (where I had it originally installed). I went into the bin folder and manually started 2.6 (and also created a new shortcut for my desktop) and it worked.

luigi
2012-05-28 18:41:23 UTC (over 2 years ago)

Install 2.8 alongside 2.6 in windows?

hi,
impossible to find 2.8 on site.
can you help?

Luigi