Over at ars technica Ryan Paul takes
the GNU Image Manipulation Program
(GIMP) 2.8 release for a spin and
looks at the future plans for the project, including a full transition to
the Generic Graphics Library (GEGL) in the 2.10 release. "After the 2.10 release arrives, the next major version will be 3.0. According to the roadmap, the goal for 3.0 will be delivering support for Gtk+ 3, a major new version of the underlying widget toolkit that is used to build the GIMP’s interface. The other major feature item included in the roadmap for version 3.0 is pervasive high bit-depth support, a major feature that will made possible by the GEGL transition.
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