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 ssokolow
by WereCatf on Sun 9th Jan 2011 15:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
WereCatf
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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)

As was said by another poster, single-window mode can be toggled on or off at your own will. You can use whichever mode you prefer. Secondly, it's not only "what was asked for and nothing more": they've actually gone ahead and done lots of work on improving the workflow and even implemented new UI features to make using GIMP more enjoyable.

There was a blogpost a good while back that showed and explained some of the new and improved things, too bad I don't remember where it was :/

Anyways, in short, I think you're worrying about nothing ;)

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