I have made a schedule for GIMP 2.8 with the main purpose of being a tool to help us decide what features to include or exclude. The schedule will also let us track project progress and assist "third parties" in their planning, such as the documentation team and distro package maintainers.
The schedule is very simple. It contains a list of things we want to do for GIMP 2.8 and an estimate of the time each task will take in the unit "8-hour workdays". The sum of all tasks is then multiplied with a "days worked per week" factor to give us an estimate on the number of days left until GIMP 2.8 is ready. Including the things we originally wanted in GIMP 2.8, the ETA for GIMP 2.8 is 2012-01-23. I don't think anyone of us wants to wait that long, so we need to take a few features out. If we take out: * Vector layers * Unified transform tool * Cairo drawing on canvas * Free transform tool * A bunch of bugs on the 2.8 milestone list Then the ETA of GIMP 2.8 becomes 2010-12-02 which is more reasonable. There is of course a large degree of inaccuracy in these numbers, we should iteratively refine them. There are a few things I would like to point out regarding this schedule: * No pressure, that will take the fun out of GIMP development * It is optional to bother about this schedule * There are no tasks assigned to specific persons * It is intentionally very simple * It will become more useful over time Right now the schedule can be found at . My proposal is that we version control the OpenOffice.org Calc document in the devel-docs directory in GIMP git. So, what do you guys say about doing the above de-scoping and version controlling the schedule in git? / Martin  http://www.chromecode.com/gimp/gimp-2-8-schedule.ods _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer