On 03/14/2011 11:59 AM, Joao S. O. Bueno wrote:
> Hi,
> This decision, as I see it, change the release date from within
> "months" to within some weeks -

May I ask for the calculations that led you to the conclusion that we 
are weeks away from a release? I haven't done the math yet, but I still 
expect us to be months away from a release.

> I hope you have in mind that Translators have to  know about so they
> can update translations as possible, as well. At some reasonable point
> before the release, a "string freeze" status for GIMPshould be set
> (even if a few string chanegs are to happen after that).

Thanks for the reminder. We should probably enter a soft string freeze 

> Other than translation, we have to work the Python bindings so there
> are no functionality regressions, (whch includes the ability to work
> with layer groups) -
> so to the above list of bugs, we shuld at least have one more about this task.
> (this also depends on being able to transform layer groups).

Not including API to work with layer groups in Python is not a 
regression, it's just missing functionality in one of the scripting 
languages. It is unfortunate if GIMP 2.8 will be released without layer 
groups support in Python, but the alternative is worse: not releasing 
GIMP 2.8 at all. And we should arrange for the Python bindings to be 
automatically generated from the PDB rather than wasting man-weeks on 
manually keeping it up to date. Not an easy task perhaps, but the only 
sensible one.

  / Martin


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