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GIMP development now using Git instead of SVN

By at 2009-04-22 17:42:01 UTC, last updated almost 14 years ago. CC BY-NC License

In the course of the migration of alle Gnome projects from SVN to Git, a decentralised version control system, GIMP has moved too. The developers use Git since last Friday.

The most current BABL/GEGL/GIMP version (“master” branch) can be fetched using these commands:
git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://

There’s also a Web interface that shows all changes and patches:

Possibly interesting forum threads:


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almost 14 years ago

sounds pretty good but i don't understand why they switched to git, since they have migrated to svn from cvs not long ago... nevertheless - git is gnomes versioning system - so its legitime in my opinion