On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 21:22:23 +0200, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> So all we need is an even version number... All around GIMP, most
> notably with its toolkit GTK+, the 2.0 era has begun. Should we really
> go for 1.4? I don't think so and everyone me and Mitch talked to (for
> example on #gimp) agreed that the changes since 1.2 warrant the jump
> to 2.0. So unless anyone speaks up with good reasons against calling
> the next release GIMP 2.0, it will probably happen so.
Well, I am glad to hear that there will be no 1.4. There were so many
changes in the development branch that I also feel that it deserves a
major release number.
However, if this numbering change is confirmed, then we should start
communicating this as soon as possible to all developers (looks like
this is done now) and all users. There are still many, many references
to GIMP 2.0 on various web sites, saying that it should be the version
that adds support for 16-bit channels and CMYK. Many Photoshop users
(and Cinepaint users, maybe) have been told to wait until 2.0 to get
these features. If this will be in 3.0 instead of 2.0, then we should
start spreading this information soon in order to avoid bad press later
from those who compare the new version to the old release schedule.
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