On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 10:48:01 -0400, Michael Hernandez <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Aug 23, 2007, at 2:08 PM, Greg wrote:
> > Speaking of books, I have Beginning Gimp, which was published in '06
> > but says it includes material on the "latest 2.4 release"
> >
> > Wha?
> Actually that book was written based on a development snapshot of  
> GIMP. I find it to be a very useful book IMHO. I'm not sure how  
> relevant it will continue to be though, based on the fact that the  
> author really seems to have jumped the gun in regards to the GIMP 2.4  
> release. [...]

Many users and developers were hoping for GIMP 2.4 to be released
around the end of summer last year.  Alas, that didn't happen
because it took a long time to fix some nasty bugs, then it was
decided to include some new features because the release was not
ready anyway, then more bugs popped in, then it also took a while
to fix them, then even more features were added, even more bugs
were discovered and fixed, and so on...

It is not surprising that the authors of some books were hoping
for 2.4 to be released earlier.  Maybe they were a bit too
optimistic, but I wouldn't blame them for that.

Now that we already have the first release candidate with lots of
nice features (and a few bugs that have already been fixed), we
are finally getting very close to the official release of GIMP 2.4.

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