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Versions&Setups?

Sep 6, 2014, 12:18
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Question Versions&Setups?
Hi,

I am confused about Windows GIMP versions and setup files for the specific release. I was looking for older GIMP versions so thru gimp.org I've found the folder with 2.6 setup files where there are releases from 2.6.0 to 2.6.12 marked as the latest 2.6.x release.

However, Wiki says the latest 2.6.x release was 2.6.6 Undecided

I can see some of the setup filenames are setup-1 and some are setup-2 . Additionally, version 2.6.12 at SourceForge has even three setup versions:

setup
setup-1
setup-2

and I couldn't find any readme file explaining the differences Undecided

And to be confused even more - I noticed the older version file sizes pretty much oscillate:

Gimp 2.6.11 19.3 MB
Gimp 2.6.10 41.41 MB
Gimp 2.6.9 41.23 MB
Gimp 2.6.8 17.39 MB

So - could someone, please, explain me the differences between the different setup versions of the same release and the reason how could version 2.6.9&2.6.10 file sizes be more than twice version 2.68 and then version 2.6.11 again the half size of v2.6.10? And which is the latest 2.6.x release.

Thank you

BTW, the editor didn't work so I had to insert the formatting code by myself.

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Sep 6, 2014, 12:50
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RE: Versions&Setups?
The sizes generally get larger with each revision, although you might get a minor revision where the code has been optimised resulting in a smaller installation package or it might be that the compression of the installer is a bit more.

On the site you referenced, the listing is alpha-numerical so 2.6.12 shows before 2.6.9 so look at the date stamp, sorting them out I get this

gimp-2.6.6-i686-setup.exe 15.33 MiB
gimp-2.6.6-x64-setup.exe 17.18 MiB
gimp-2.6.7-i686-setup.exe 16.09 MiB
gimp-2.6.8-i686-setup.exe 17.39 MiB
gimp-2.6.8-x64-setup.exe 18.82 MiB
gimp-2.6.9-i686-setup.exe 17.5 MiB
gimp-2.6.10-i686-setup-1.exe 19.11 MiB
gimp-2.6.11-i686-setup-1.exe 19.42 MiB
gimp-2.6.12-i686-setup.exe 19.96 MiB
gimp-2.6.12-i686-setup-1.exe 19.91 MiB
gimp-2.6.12-i686-setup-2.exe 20.24 MiB

There are some 64 bit versions (x64) which are a little larger than the 32 bit versions (i686)
Something setup-1.exe is a minor revision to the main revision probably a small bug-fix or improvement in the source code so the latest and last 2.6.x version is
gimp-2.6.12-i686-setup-2.exe

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Sep 6, 2014, 13:27
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RE: Versions&Setups?
(Sep 6, 2014 12:50)rich2005 Wrote:  The sizes generally get larger with each revision, although you might get a minor revision where the code has been optimised resulting in a smaller installation package or it might be that the compression of the installer is a bit more.

On the site you referenced, the listing is alpha-numerical so 2.6.12 shows before 2.6.9 so look at the date stamp, sorting them out I get this

gimp-2.6.6-i686-setup.exe 15.33 MiB
gimp-2.6.6-x64-setup.exe 17.18 MiB
gimp-2.6.7-i686-setup.exe 16.09 MiB
gimp-2.6.8-i686-setup.exe 17.39 MiB
gimp-2.6.8-x64-setup.exe 18.82 MiB
gimp-2.6.9-i686-setup.exe 17.5 MiB
gimp-2.6.10-i686-setup-1.exe 19.11 MiB
gimp-2.6.11-i686-setup-1.exe 19.42 MiB
gimp-2.6.12-i686-setup.exe 19.96 MiB
gimp-2.6.12-i686-setup-1.exe 19.91 MiB
gimp-2.6.12-i686-setup-2.exe 20.24 MiB

You mean this listing? And what about the other one where there are huge file size differences in 2.6.9 and 2.6.10?

BTW, how did you read out the exact file sizes?

(Sep 6, 2014 12:50)rich2005 Wrote:  There are some 64 bit versions (x64) which are a little larger than the 32 bit versions (i686)
Something setup-1.exe is a minor revision to the main revision probably a small bug-fix or improvement in the source code so the latest and last 2.6.x version is
gimp-2.6.12-i686-setup-2.exe

Thank you for answering me!

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Sep 6, 2014, 13:40 (This post was last modified: Sep 6, 2014 13:53 by rich2005.)
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RE: Versions&Setups?
Quote: You mean this listing? And what about the other one where there are huge file size differences in 2.6.9 and 2.6.10?

Maybe you are looking at the checksum (MD5) number

gimp-2.6.9-i686-setup.exe 22-Jun-2010 21:17 18M
gimp-2.6.10-i686-setup-1.exe 09-Jul-2010 12:43 19M

click on the last modified at the top of the /pub/gimp/v2.6/windows page to sort by date.

edit: ah.. you mean the oldapps site

[Image: 4B7uRd5.jpg]

This is a combined 32bit and 64 bit installer and includes files for both so 19 M x2

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Sep 6, 2014, 14:20
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RE: Versions&Setups?
(Sep 6, 2014 13:40)rich2005 Wrote:  
Quote: You mean this listing? And what about the other one where there are huge file size differences in 2.6.9 and 2.6.10?

Maybe you are looking at the checksum (MD5) number

gimp-2.6.9-i686-setup.exe 22-Jun-2010 21:17 18M
gimp-2.6.10-i686-setup-1.exe 09-Jul-2010 12:43 19M

click on the last modified at the top of the /pub/gimp/v2.6/windows page to sort by date.

I meant how did you read out the file sizes up to 2 decimal places from this listing. Because the values are rounded up to the whole MB and even when I click on the links I can see the filesize only up to the one decimal place (without starting the download).

(Sep 6, 2014 13:40)rich2005 Wrote:  edit: ah.. you mean the oldapps site
This is a combined 32bit and 64 bit installer and includes files for both so 19 M x2

So that's it. Now it is clear, thanks for the help!

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Sep 6, 2014, 14:37
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RE: Versions&Setups?
Quote:..I meant how did you read out the file sizes up to 2 decimal places from this listing. Because the values are rounded up to the whole MB and even when I click on the links I can see the filesize only up to the one decimal place (without starting the download).

I do not think you can get exact sizes using HTTP mirrors. There are other mirrors for these old versions see: http://gimpforums.com/thread-gimp-server...1#pid26881

there are some FTP mirrors there so get a windows FTP client and try that.

I normally use linux, and ftp://mirrors-au.go-parts.com/gimp/v2.6/windows

looks like this

[Image: QhMzgyL.jpg]

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Sep 6, 2014, 15:42
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RE: Versions&Setups?
(Sep 6, 2014 14:37)rich2005 Wrote:  I do not think you can get exact sizes using HTTP mirrors. There are other mirrors for these old versions see: http://gimpforums.com/thread-gimp-server...1#pid26881

there are some FTP mirrors there so get a windows FTP client and try that.

I normally use linux, and ftp://mirrors-au.go-parts.com/gimp/v2.6/windows

looks like this

Than you very much for your help!

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