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Postby Cyrilshark » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:49 pm

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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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Maffe811 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:41 am

Ah... thats like... i cant wait that long... they hasnt thought about getting a beta out soon??

i want it!
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Cyrilshark » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:52 am

Their releasing 2.7 I guess.
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Maffe811 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:21 pm

hmm... if it got layer groups im happy, if not... gimme beta 2.8!!
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Cyrilshark » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:44 pm

It is beta, without most of the features like sw mode, layer groups etc. ;p
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Maffe811 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:52 pm

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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby David Wood » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:27 am

Wow, that's so late! :(
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Maffe811 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:43 am

i know... its like a late x-mas gift
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby sagteck » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:36 pm

Here's a bit of an update...

GIMP 2.8 stable anticipated release date announced! December 27th, 2010


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
to see a more comprehensive list and review of anticipated features (based off of unstable GIMP 2.7).
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby virtualTune » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:00 pm

wth is layer groups? :o
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Maffe811 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:24 pm

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
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Rod » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:16 pm

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.
http://river-valley.tv/a-first-outline- ... gled-gimp/
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Cyrilshark » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:59 pm

Can you take a snapshot of single-window, please?
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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Rod » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:51 pm

yup here you go. =)

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Re: 2.8 estimate release date!

Postby Cyrilshark » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:17 pm

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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