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Does anyone know of a PPA that has the development version of GIMP? I would like to try out the new single window mode.

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It's quite easy to just download the source and compile... –  Nathan Osman Jul 31 '10 at 16:15
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I haven't been following GIMP development very closely, but it appears that in the latest development version, 2.7.1, "it is not possible to start up in single-window mode yet" (2.7.1 release notes). I guess it's possible to enable it after starting though.

There is a tutorial on How-To Geek explaining how to install 2.7.1 from a PPA and enable single-window mode.

A summary of how to add the PPA and upgrade Gimp:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp
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The version in that PPA is actually 2.7.3 now. But I installed it and it works fine. I'm already addicted to single-window mode. –  mac9416 Jul 31 '10 at 16:40
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@mac9416 Thanks. BTW the command is add-apt-repository –  Alvin Row Jul 31 '10 at 16:51
    
Actually, it's a common enough mistake that they made either one work. But add-apt-repository does read nicer. :-) –  mac9416 Jul 31 '10 at 16:58
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I follow GIMP development very closely; it's not possible to start in single window mode yet, but you can easily switch to it after launching GIMP. Just enable Window->Single Window mode. –  snostorm Aug 1 '10 at 1:29
    
After using that ppa, I can't open images with gimp by double-clicking them. I get the message "Service '/home/lovinglinux/.local/share/applications/gimp.desktop' is malformatted.". Any idea how to fix this? –  lovinglinux Nov 9 '10 at 0:24
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