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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Oh my, oh my
by prokoudine on Sun 9th Jan 2011 14:45 UTC
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I wonder, what is the point of writing precise information, when subsequent rewrites get things wrong in every single aspect?

The date was not set in January 2010, it was revisited three times after that, last time — in June 2010. This is mentioned in the original article.

Neither was it a final date — it was a rough estimation. The point of it was to get an idea, when GIMP 2.8 could be released given thiongs that are considered doable for 2.8.

Some tasks were postponed till 2.10 (or 3.0, whichever will be next), and some were implemented for 2.8 instead (like Cairo based rendering for tools and various bits of UI).

Some estimations were incorrect (like aforementioned Cairo based rendering which took twice as little time than expected), and some were spot on.

Come on, OSNews, you can do better than that.

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