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GIMP 2.8 release date announced

by Russell Barnes

Contributor Martin Nordholt has recently revealed a ballpark release date of December 27th 2010 for the hotly anticipated version 2.8 update of the popular open source image manipulation program, GIMP.

Contributor Martin Nordholt has recently revealed a ballpark release date of December 27th 2010 for the hotly anticipated version 2.8 update of the popular open source image manipulation program, GIMP.
In a recent blog post Nordholt (known among the GIMP community as Enselic) announced the date as part of a bigger blog post that also reveals the existence of a scheduled for work on version 2.8, the next stable release after version 2.6.
“Creating a schedule was not letely uncontroversial,” states Nordholt. “People pointed out that if we have an estimated release date it will surely be misinterpreted as a definite release date, and if we don’t meet it, people will be annoyed.”
Nordholt goes on to say that he believes a schedule will have a positive impact on development of the popular program, not least to help prompt decisions on feature to include and remove between releases.

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    • ThisIsABigCake

      It’s already March 7th and GIMP 2.8 still hasn’t been released

    • http://www.jesseprice.com Jesse

      Haha this article is pretty old. It’s April 3, 2011.

    • dave

      even considering this bullshit, it’s a better value than paying a gajillion dollars for Photoshop.. which is becoming a more confused piece of software with each release..

    • Ade

      is there a mailing list to announce new releases? would be great to be told as soon as 2.8 is available

    • Richard Flood

      its now November 2011 and its still not released. I hate these floating windows but everything else on linux sucks :( i hope its soon

    • Zach

      @Richard Flood:
      That doesn’t even make any sense. There are many many different distributions of Linux, so you can’t say with any validity that “everything else on linux sucks.” Also, the beauty of linux is that you can customize it to kingdom come. If there’s something you don’t like about your distro, CHANGE IT.