I have created a schedule for GIMP 2.8 and put it here:
Please review the list of tasks and let me know if there are other
things than those listed there that you know we need to do before we can
release 2.8. In that case I will add those tasks to the schedule.
Ideally, all commits pushed to git master should be related to one of
the tasks listed there. Being able to make a reasonable estimate for
when we can make a GIMP 2.8 release is good for many reasons; one of
them is that we need to know when we should enter a string freeze.
If no tasks are added and if my estimates are correct, we will release
GIMP 2.8 on 2011-10-20.
As we all know however, making estimates is hard and 2011-10-20 will not
be our release date, but it is the best estimate we have right now. The
nice thing with having our schedule on tasktaste.com is that anyone
interested in when GIMP 2.8 will be released just needs to visit that
web page linked to above to get an overview of how GIMP 2.8 development
is progressing and get an updated estimate for when we can make a GIMP
As a side note, I have developed tasktaste.com from scratch during the
last few months and the source code is available under the Apache
Licence 2.0: https://github.com/Enselic/task-taste
My GIMP Blog:
"Why GIMP 2.8 is not released yet"
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