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How to install gimp-help-2.8.2.tar.bz2

Sep 30, 2014, 22:27
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How to install gimp-help-2.8.2.tar.bz2
Greetings,

Brand new to this site, and all things GIMP.

I've installed GIMP 2.8.14, and I installed Help file gimp-help-2-2.8.1-en-setup.exe. But then I saw an updated Help file, gimp-help-2.8.2.tar.bz2. I installed Bitser to open the .bz2 file and it decompresses everything, but I can't get the Help file to install. In the list of decompressed files there is an "Install" file, but it doesn't install when clicking it; it wants me to open another program.

Not sure what to do here.

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Starkman
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Oct 1, 2014, 08:20
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RE: How to install gimp-help-2.8.2.tar.bz2
@Starkman

10 out of 10 for investigating but that is the source code for compiling Gimp help.

AFAIK your Windows help install exe is the latest, anything else is work in progress.

Gimp has unix origins, so that INSTALL file is not install as in a Windows sense, it is the last part of the compile process.

Just for info.
This is the Gimp help and the source code side-by-side and you can see the install that you referenced

screenshot http://i.imgur.com/Y6ruxD5.jpg

Some of the files are a direct match, for example all the images, although scattered about.

screenshot http://i.imgur.com/NuwAqHU.jpg

but all those html files are written in Extensible Markup Language (XML) and need to be compiled.

screenshot http://i.imgur.com/yZrMZJk.jpg

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Oct 1, 2014, 16:12
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RE: How to install gimp-help-2.8.2.tar.bz2
(Oct 1, 2014 08:20)rich2005 Wrote:  @Starkman

10 out of 10 for investigating but that is the source code for compiling Gimp help.

AFAIK your Windows help install exe is the latest, anything else is work in progress.

Well, there is a Windows version of 2.8.2. It's found off the Download link on Gimp.org, here: http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/help/w...2.8/2.8.2/

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