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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What is wrong with The Gimp?
by reduz on Sun 9th Jan 2011 15:54 UTC
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In 10 years, the amount of improvement in Gimp has been extremely little. Compared to other succesful open source apps like Blender, I really start to wonder if the problem of it is lack of management or just little interest by the main developers.

I just can't understand why no gimp developers are sponsored to work by a foundation, or even go into donation campaings, specially given how Photoshop is considered to be the most important application lacking under open source OSs and gimp is the most mature graphics editing package.

It's like the authors just don't care, or the codebase is way too bloated/horrible to work or something, wish I knew!

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