Using both 2.99 and 2.10 in Ubuntu 22.04

Hi, I have FlatHub GIMP 2.10. When I install 2.99 through FlatHub, I am not able to use 2.10. Is there any method to use both of them without sacrifcing the other?

Unfortunately it’s a weird limitation in flatpak which is that they will only show one version (branch is the technical term) at a time of a same software. I.e. in menus or similar (e.g. the GNOME overview), you indeed only see one GIMP.

You can still run both versions from command line, by writing down the branch you want to run, i.e.:

# Run GIMP 2.10
flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP//stable
# Run GIMP 2.99
flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP//beta

Alternatively you can switch which of the installed branch is the “current” one, i.e. the one which will show up in menus/overview:

flatpak make-current --user org.gimp.GIMP beta

(respectively stable instead for 2.10)

You might have to use --user if you installed with --user instead of --system.

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Works great! Thanks :slight_smile:

Installed 2.99 and used the make-current to switch the Dash icon to Stable.

I used the below command in Ubuntu 22.04

sudo flatpak make-current org.gimp.GIMP stable

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