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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RE: Comment by Kroc
by steogede2 on Sun 9th Jan 2011 13:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
steogede2
Member since:
2007-08-17

Odd; this news item doesn’t link to anything that states that which the item is claiming.


I agree, the linked article contradicts the statements in the story, i.e. :

"a GIMP 2.8 release schedule by Martin Nordholts that had set the final release for the 27th of December"

According to the link, the 27th December date was an estimated date, not a 'set ... final' date. More over it was an estimate that was made 12 months in advance, so it is hardly surprising that it was not accurate.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by churlish_Helmut on Sun 9th Jan 2011 13:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
churlish_Helmut Member since:
2010-04-12

But lets keep an eye on it.

I think, the 2.8 release will making trouble, and they will need another year...

Nah, im just guessing. Maybe it is ready next thursday.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 9th Jan 2011 13:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I fixed it. Our new editor having some problems there - not a big deal, considering our backend editor ;) .

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Sauron on Sun 9th Jan 2011 19:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Patience is a virtue they say. I don't see as it matters too much if it takes even another year to be released as long as it is stable and implemented correctly. Personally, I would rather wait a while for a improved release than have to put up with a rushed and slightly buggy one. For the number of developers working on the project I think they do a great job and a superhuman effort. I extend my thanks and gratitude to these people, keep up the great work and don't feel pressured to release something you feel is not ready. We will all benefit from this next release. ;)

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