On Aug 24, 2007, at 11:22 AM, Raphaël Quinet wrote:

> 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.

That is great news! Now I just hope it hasn't changed so much that my  
nice full color gloss beginning GIMP book is full of lies! :)

--Mike H

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