When will GIMP 2.8 be released?
While the developers still work continuous on the next version of GIMP there comes, of course, the question of a release date. Will GIMP 2.8 yet reach us in 2010?
Previously on GIMP: In late autumn 2009 GIMP 2.8 could have been released, because it was in a good state of developement. However there were no big new features in it. Most work has been done under the surface, mostly invisible for GIMP users. The developers then decided to skip that release date and include more cool new features to make it a more famous release. The starting point for layer groups and a single window mode were made besides other features.
GIMP is still making good progress! However GIMP developer Martin Nordholts has now published a document on the official mailing lists containing a list of features that were originally planned for GIMP 2.8. He calculates 8-hour-working days for certain features and suggests to skip some features for the upcoming release to get GIMP 2.8 out still in 2010. The document is though based on one working person and no features are assigned to specific persons.
Update [Jan 26th 2010]: Nevertheless – even if you consider more than one man or woman working on GIMP – the release date of 2.8 is fairly unknown and invisible on the horizon. Yes, we can only hope that 2010 will be the year of GIMP 2.8. As from our position as a community site and from the current point of view we think that it will maybe come in the first half of 2011.
Read on the developers list: GIMP 2.8 schedule