catgate wrote:Tahnk you for that kind sir.
I suppose the next question is "Will Gimp 2.8 be compatible with a bewhiskered Ububtu 10.04?" Followed by "Oh ....well has Ubuntu 12.04 now got over it's teething problems?"
I think it is "No" to the first question, but who knows if someone may produce a ppa version.
To the second question; that depends on your feelings about unity.
If you like unity and can run it in 3D, then 12.04 is pretty good, and much better than 11.10, in my opinion. If you can only run it in 2D you will be missing far too many of the configuration options to make it a usable possibility, (again, my opinion), but install gnome-panel with all its dependencies, choose gnome-classic at login and you will have a gnome 3 version of gnome 2 desktop which seems to work very well on my old (7yrs) desktop machine.
I have not yet tried gimp 2.8 on my test install of ubuntu 12.04 with the classic desktop, but I did try the 2.7 series in 10.04 and found it to be no better than 2.6.11 which is my main ubuntu 10.04 gimp version.