2.8 estimate release date!

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  1. Cyrilshark

    Cyrilshark Active Member

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    I just read that the Gimp team has released their Development Schedule, and with thats come the estimated release date for 2.8!

    http://www.chromecode.com/

    "There now is a schedule for GIMP 2.8 development and thus also an estimated release date, which right now is 2010-12-27. Creating a schedule was not completely uncontroversial. People pointed out that if we have an estimated release date it will surely be misinterpreted as a definite release date, and if we don't meet it, people will be annoyed. People will probably misinterpret, but that is less worse than the current situation where people speculate about dates that are way too optimistic, giving the impression that we are constantly delayed. Besides, without a schedule it is very hard for us to take decisions on what features to include and what features to not include in each release. I think that in the end having a schedule will only have a positive impact on development."

    Is this for real? :)
    If it is, it's too bad it's expected for late 2010 (practically as late as you can get.) xD
     
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    Ah... thats like... i cant wait that long... they hasnt thought about getting a beta out soon??

    i want it!
     
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    Their releasing 2.7 I guess.
     
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    hmm... if it got layer groups im happy, if not... gimme beta 2.8!!
     
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    It is beta, without most of the features like sw mode, layer groups etc. ;p
     
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    Wow, that's so late! :(
     
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    i know... its like a late x-mas gift
     
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    Here's a bit of an update...

    GIMP 2.8 stable anticipated release date announced! December 27th, 2010
    http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/gimp-2-8-release-date-announced/

    That's something to look forward to in Q4 of 2010 or possibly Q1/Q2 of 2011!

    Some kick-ass new features include:
    • single window mode
    • full on-canvas text editing capabilites
    • layer groups
    Click here to see a more comprehensive list and review of anticipated features (based off of unstable GIMP 2.7).
     
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    wth is layer groups? :eek:
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    think of this:

    -contrast layer
    -fractal layer
    -c4d layer
    -blur layer
    -render 1
    -render 2
    -render 2
    -bg


    w/ layer groups:

    -contrast layer
    *Fractal&C4D
    -fractal layer
    -c4d layer
    -blur layer
    *Renders
    -render 1
    -render 2
    -render 2
    -bg

    *=group
    -=layer

    then you can close the layers for a more organized view:

    -contrast layer
    *Fractal&C4D
    -blur layer
    *Renders
    -bg

    bad example, but pretty neat if you have 20-30+ layers
     
  12. Rod

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    yes with layer groups you can put a bunch of similar layers together in one bunch.Sorta like Photshops layer folders.
    2.7.1 is out unstable but works great on my Windows XP platform.It features the single window mode but unfortunately no brush dynamics which i miss in this beta release.It does also seem to load very fast.

    EDIT:10/26/10 - By clicking windows/dialogs/and then brush dynamics you get the brush dynamics window. =)
    Can't believe i missed that.


    Off topic kinda...
    I also watched a vid on what the new gimp with full GEGL UI would look like.

    there would be layers

    then another dialog possibly called the manipulation dialog, (they havent really named this new dilog box yet)
    anyway it would be for gegl image effects.It would work like layers also.

    Pretty cool watch the vid here.
    <a class="postlink" href="http://river-valley.tv/a-first-outline-" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://river-valley.tv/a-first-outline-</a> ... gled-gimp/
     
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    Can you take a snapshot of single-window, please?
     
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    yup here you go. =)

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    Aww, not what I was hoping for. =/

    Is anyone reading the blog?

    "A lot of people over at Digg are disappointed about us not doing a single-window mode for 2.8. But again, that will come in 2.10"

    WHAT THE HECCKKK!?
     
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    i'll keep it at 2.6.9 i like the saperate windows xd
     
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    lol ... thats ok, i forgot to mention you can adjust the tool bar menu in and out also. =)
    make it thinner or wider whichever you prefer.
     
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    second^^
    also i dont care for upgrading... i want layergroups, and im fine with my current gimp... for now
     
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    There will be an option, single window or multiple windows.
     
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    YES!! aint gonna bother
     

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