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Regarding GIMP 2.10

The Ubuntu Studio team would like to congratulate GIMP on the release of version 2.10! It has been years since the last major release of GIMP, and this one is a good one.

Unfortunately for our users that use MyPaint and GIMP, MyPaint (1.2) uses libmypaint 1.2. GIMP 2.10 uses libmypaint 1.3. The two libmypaint versions cannot currently be installed at the same time. This means that, until we devise a solution or MyPaint 1.3 is released (whichever comes first) MyPaint and GIMP 2.10 cannot be installed at the same time. This discrepancy is causing problems in the official Ubuntu repositories and in upstream Debian Testing.

The bug reports are as follows:

Rest assured, we are working on a solution. If you need to have both MyPaint and GIMP 2.10 installed simultaneously, until a solution is released, we recommend watching this page for a SNAP version of GIMP 2.10. Please note that at this time there is no upgrade path from a .deb package (such as GIMP included with Ubuntu Studio) to a SNAP package, so you may wish to uninstall GIMP 2.8, though with the SNAP both can be installed simultaneously.

Once we have a solution, it will land in the development version of Ubuntu Studio 18.10, and we hope to do an “exceptional” Stable Release Update for Ubuntu Studio 18.04.

We do apologize for this inconvenience, and we hope to get it straightened-out as soon as possible.

4 Responses to “Regarding GIMP 2.10”

  1. yomekatsuma Says:


    I’ve just see that libmypaint 1.3 is available for MyPaint since decembre 2016 !

    this link : http://mypaint.org/blog/2016/12/02/libmypaint-1.3.0-released/

    Any update ?


  2. eeickmeyer Says:

    It is true that libmypaint 1.3 is available, unfortunately that’s not the problem. The problem is that GIMP 2.10 requires libmypaint 1.3. MyPaint 1.2 (before libmypaint was separated) is not coinstallable with libmypaint 1.3, and MyPaint 1.3 has not been released. Basically, we’re waiting at this point for MyPaint 1.3 to be released before putting GIMP in the Bionic repos. Other solutions, such as a git snapshot of MyPaint 1.3 are being considered.

    For Cosmic Cuttlefish (18.10) we have removed MyPaint from our seeds for the time being as the conflict with GIMP 2.10 wasn’t allowing our 18.10 daily ISOs to build. We hope to add it back in the future, but all of that depends on when MyPaint 1.3 is released or if a git snapshot is stable enough.

  3. dimitri-gathy Says:

    Is there an planned upgrade from gimp 2.10.6 to 2.10.8?

  4. eeickmeyer Says:

    There are no plans to upgrade gimp in 18.04 at this time. The version of gimp that is in 18.10 will remain the same for its life. When 19.04 is released, it will have the latest version of gimp at the time of its release, but will not be upgraded further. 19.10 will have the latest version of gimp at the time of its release and so on. Ubuntu is a fixed-release distribution model, and the only exceptions that happen are in Service Release Updates which happen only in the LTS versions (such as 16.04, 18.04) which release every two years.

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