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GIMP 2.8 release planning gets more transparent

By at 2011-04-06 17:49:16 UTC, last updated over 10 years ago. CC BY-NC License

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!


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RodDetmer member for over 11 years RodDetmer 16 comments
over 10 years ago

Actually has been compiling them every week.Once you do it once the setup should be good.
Then all you need to do is download the latest versions of Gimp, BABL, and GEGL and compile it.Test the results and package it for dispersal.
Partha has actually been letting us test his compiles for Windows 32 and 64 bit with Python enabled. Gimp-2.7.2.
Partha has let me know he will get all the compile files together and give them to me so i can build the same directory compile tree he has.Then there will be two of us at least dispersing Windows compiles for other windows users.
Of course they are not developer releases and Partha does not claim that they are.
As soon as Partha gets me the package i'll begin compiling weekly Gimp-2.7.2 packages for windows XP.
Partha has assured me he will keep building the 32 and 64 bit versions.
So if any of you Windows users want to check it out you can get it at his site
More info can be found here

over 10 years ago

I totally agree with Frobotz : At this point ...

over 10 years ago

With extreme sadness I fully subscribe Trace comment. At this point the only real hope is that a group of developers do to GIMP what Inkscape did to Sodipodi.

If you think that I am trolling, please refer to Blender for a case study in project management and compare item-for-item with the way GIMP is handled.

devvv member for over 15 years devvv 1475 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 10 years ago

I don't think Jernej (the windows builder) has the time to make a system that compiles GIMP for windows automatically. It must be pretty hard to make and test these builds, thats why so few of them come out I think.

Coche member for over 12 years Coche 13 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 10 years ago

Yeah! Nightly builds for Windows, that would be cool!!

RodDetmer member for over 11 years RodDetmer 16 comments
over 10 years ago

I think this is great news for the Gimp community.This means the new tool has been implemented and after 2.8 comes out more versions will be able to be released every year.
Including Windows testing versions i hope.

On that note has anyone heard of nightly builds for Windows?

Thank you Gimp Development team!

over 10 years ago

Whatever. Every year I've read that GIMP is expected "next December." Whenever December comes, it turns out they haven't made any progress, because they end up telling us in January that they expect to have the release ready "next December."

I'd rather they just come out and admit that they aren't making progress then waiting a year to tell us it's going to be yet another year after all.

over 10 years ago


Coche member for over 12 years Coche 13 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 10 years ago

Thanks devvv, I think that with this new tool, GIMP development and progress will be better!!

devvv member for over 15 years devvv 1475 comments
over 10 years ago

I don't think it will be next year hannes, imo the size value is calculated pretty generously, so maybe it will come a little earlier than later!

over 10 years ago

I followed the steps the gimp developer make,
(Bug fixing, here and there, translation,...)
and thought it comes earlier. :(
Okay, now i don't have to wait every day, i know i have to wait till
october or maybe next year.

Marijke Groothuis
over 10 years ago

Great news, although it will be too late for this year's second semester of teaching. I am waiting to convert the learning materials in one of my Courses from a proprietary pieces of software to the Gimp, but it has been a long wait... (the only thing that has held us back from using the Gimp up until now was the lack of a single window environment).

over 10 years ago

This is great news! I'm so looking forward to this release...