Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 9th Jan 2011 12:39 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Graphics, User Interfaces "GIMP 2.8 has been talked about for more than a year and back in January there was a GIMP 2.8 release schedule by Martin Nordholts that had set the final release for the 27th of December. That date has now passed and, sadly, this major update to this leading open-source graphics program is still not close to being released."
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Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Sun 9th Jan 2011 14:40 UTC
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My big concern about GIMP 2.8 is that the single-window mode appears to be exactly what was asked for (and nothing more) without any thought as to whether there was a way to reconcile the two user groups' needs... so I think I'll have to continue using WM hackery to force GIMP to behave in a comfortable fashion. (Fake-docked tool palette and image on the left-hand monitor, tool options on the right)

Had they just made it possible to dock/tear panes in arbitrary ways and defaulted new installations to docking it all together, I think everyone would be happy. (I'm not happy because the tool palette in GIMP 2.6 functions ONLY as a dock host, the image window can't be used as a dock host, and multiple columns require multiple windows)

Edited 2011-01-09 14:42 UTC

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