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Suggestion awoodgate@austin.rr.com 16 Aug 16:05
  Suggestion Steve Kinney 16 Aug 20:58
awoodgate@austin.rr.com
2019-08-16 16:05:59 UTC (4 months ago)

Suggestion

For the next Gimp update, on the "Help --> About GIMP" info box, please add a line that shows the latest downloadable version of Gimp. This would make it easier to update the local copy. Thx.

Steve Kinney
2019-08-16 20:58:22 UTC (4 months ago)

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On 8/16/19 12:05 PM, awoodgate@austin.rr.com wrote:

For the next Gimp update, on the "Help --> About GIMP" info box, please add a line that shows the latest downloadable version of Gimp. This would make it easier to update the local copy. Thx.

That would require the GIMP to 'phone home' over the network, to find out what the latest official release is. I would suggest a button that says "check for updates" and on click, opens the system default web browser at the appropriate address. That seems relatively simple option.

On Linux systems, the package manger already announces the availability of patches and upgrades to the user - so, no need for notifications inside applications. On any platform, programs that do not need network connections should not have them, as they present potential privacy and security exposures.