GIMP 2.8 release planning gets more transparent
Task Taste is a new website that offers the ability to transparently manage release dates for various projects. The website was done by Martin Nordholts, one of the core GIMP developers.
The release of GIMP 2.8 is now managed by the new tool too. According to it GIMP 2.8 should be ready in late October 2011. On the website you can see the open tasks that block 2.8 and the time (=the “Size” on the website) needed to accomplish each task, where the number of the size is a working day for a developer.
In general there seems to be done a lot currently: In the last two weeks the bugs that block 2.8 came down from around 35 to 12 right now, but there are still some big ones left in the list like session management for the single window mode and the ability for masking a layer group. However it is a very good step of the dev team to make the release planning more transparent to the eagerly waiting masses for GIMP 2.8!