I recently was upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS...I have mixed feelings about it, but I'm willing to work with it...it's not bad, just slow at times. I thought I would enjoy the upgrade to GIMP 2.10. I was wrong. I dislike too much about it. I don't like how the filters run, I don't like how certain tools perform, I don't like that I can't run certain scripts, so, I'm kinda done with it. It has to go.
I would very much like to go back to GIMP 2.8...any version, to be honest. I have tried installing the stable version of 2.8 from Gimp's website, and after the hoop-jumping to install flatpak, I found out that it installed an EVEN WORSE version of 2.10., which was quickly uninstalled.
I tried looking all over to find out how to get 2.8 reinstalled...looked up installing through snapcraft...nope. Ubuntu's Software Center? Nay-nay. How about Otto Kesselgulasch's version? Big-time NO. I would build from source, but I have no idea where to start, or what to do.
How in the world can I get 2.8 working on my system? Sorry for the rant disguised as a question. Please keep any answers SIMPLE. I'm not a technomancer, so I would really appreciate even a technical answer to be UNDERSTANDABLE.