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