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    GIMP Portable

    I've started looking into GIMP on our network, anyone here deploying it on Windows using Group Policy?

    I was also toying with the idea of GIMP Portable, could this be run from a share for multiple users? I'm going to have a play.

    GIMP Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives

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    ThinDownload - Gimp

    This would run from a network share

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    I'll take a look.

    The portable version works but tries to create the swap in the share rather than in the users profile, shame.

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    I deploy via Group Policy - I just wrap it up with Windows Installer Wrapper Wizard (WIWW) - a hint, the silent install switch is /silent

    There's a few silly settings to add into your default profile but you only need to do that once.

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    Ok i'll take a look cheers Ric, I was actually about to try WinInstall LE 2003 but it can be a faff.

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    There's a few silly settings to add into your default profile but you only need to do that once.
    Finally got around to taking a look at this, what are the settings that need to be in the default profile?

    Is it just me or has development on GIMP slowed to a crawl?

    Grant.

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    @cookie_monster: The settings you need can be set using your profile and a .gimp-2.x folder will be created in your profile folder. Copy this to the profile folder you need and all is well.

    Development is still going strong - 2.7 has just been released to beta and that has some great new features.

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    How odd that it doesn't put the .gimp-2.6 folder in application data but in the root of the profile.

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    I'm sure that in a previous release that the open file dialogue box obeyed windows policy, now when I’m logged on as a student I can click the folder browse icons at the top and access the C: drive.

    Is there a way around this?

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    just be careful with file association it dosent like letting go of them if it gets them. I deployed it as a ghost package and had to remove it and recreate

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    How odd that it doesn't put the .gimp-2.6 folder in application data but in the root of the profile.
    That's because in *nix-land, where the GIMP originates, they live in the root of the home directory.

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    That's because in *nix-land, where the GIMP originates, they live in the root of the home directory.
    Be nice if while porting it to windows they could change it, it annoys me

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Be nice if while porting it to windows they could change it, it annoys me
    I prefer it... makes it easier to deploy on MY network

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    Any ideas about stopping the students browsing C: or does that not bother you?

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