Future of GIMP: official words from developers!
The GIMP dev team has made some clarification on the current state of GIMP 2.8 and also commented on the future of the GIMP project and its aims.
- GIMP 2.8 is blocked by a missing specification on the last change in user interface and broken graphic tablets support in GTK+.
- The developers want to ensure that everything is working out of the box, so they take the time to make a release that works great for everyone.
- Future plans: After GIMP 2.8 the plan is to get more features and benefits out of the currently implemented GEGL which will then enables non-destructive image editing on a professional level.
- A lot of work: There is much planned for the future, but GIMP really needs more developers to get all the things done. Join the mailing-list or the Official IRC channel.
The full announcement can be read on www.gimp.org .