Reverting GIMP Portable to 2.8.22

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 21, 2018 - 9:55pm

We have reverted the available GIMP Portable release to 2.8.22. The latest GIMP releases of 2.10.0, 2.10.0-2, and 2.10.2 all shipped with broken 32-bit Windows builds. In these packages, GIMP is unable to open, save, or export files even when newly installed on a clean version of Windows. As this renders the app non-functional, we have chosen to revert to an earlier functional version until the bugs in the current release are fixed.

User who have already upgraded can remove their existing GIMP Portable 2.10.x build and reinstall GIMP Portable 2.8.22. Platform users can right click to uninstall their 2.10.x build and then install GIMP Portable 2.8.22 from the platform's built in app store. We will not be pushing an automatic downgrade to our platform users at this time. If you have archived plugins in the newer copy (the updater archived your plugins within the Data directory on upgrade to 2.10.x), please manually copy them to a safe location first.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Thank you for keeping on top of this. You guys make me glad I donated time and again.

Just tried to save a picture in both XCF and PNG format with the first 2.10.0 version (newly created) and it worked fine.
And task manager has the *32 tag on the executable.
Now that sounds good but actually there are issues, when I open the file browser it won't let me enter drives, only folders, I click on a drive number/name and nothing happens.
Also when I scroll in a folder I opened the top half is empty initially and I have to scroll a large empty block.
No idea if that's an issue with my system (could well be) or part of the GIMP issue.
So take the information as it is and compare it to others to see if there is a trend.

"... all shipped with broken 32-bit Windows builds"
Does this mean that 64-bit builds are not broken?