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    Red face GiMP 2.8.0?

    Just did an update, and noticed GIMP was upgraded to 2.8.0

    Am I seeing things? Can this be true?

    I was crushed when GIMP 2.7.5 disappeared, after I downloaded the 12.10 toolchain!

    I'm gonna go splash some water on my face, and pinch myself. LoL!
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    Oh-oh!

    Er... I might have a problem, here.
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    • GIMP 2.8 in main repos
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    Re: Oh-oh!

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    Er... I might have a problem, here.
    RE: What do you want to see added or improved for Quantal Quetzal?
    Well you better get set, prepped and ready to get wet then

    hahahaha lol
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    Re: GiMP 2.8.0?

    Gimp have a google+ page which has lots of interesting stuff. The pace of development is picking up. They have already converted most of the goat invasion branch (what will eventually become 2.10) to gegl operations - lots of work to be done on the filters though.

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    Re: GiMP 2.8.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by alphacrucis2 View Post
    The pace of development is picking up.[...]
    Yep! They finally pushed GIMP over the hump. Sure, it took them three years, but they got it right!

    IMO, GIMP 2.6 was seriously flawed. Technically, it was okay, but the user interface left a lot to be desired. 2.8 is a joy to use, by comparison.

    It'll be interesting to see where it goes from here...
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    Re: GiMP 2.8.0?

    Thanks, just installed 2.8 on 12.04 and it works great.

    The "Single-Window Mode" is excellent; maybe now I'll ditch photoshop w/wine!

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    Re: OMG! GiMP 2.8.0!?!?! Am I dreaming?

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    Just did an update, and noticed GIMP was upgraded to 2.8.0

    Am I seeing things? Can this be true?

    I was crushed when GIMP 2.7.5 disappeared, after I downloaded the 12.10 toolchain!

    I'm gonna go splash some water on my face, and pinch myself. LoL!
    Confirmed.

    http://iloveubuntu.net/gimp-28-lande...oftware-center

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    Re: OMG! GiMP 2.8.0!?!?! Am I dreaming?

    Man, this is the great news!

    Single-window mode is the best invention since water.

    I felt like I'd lost a limb, when I went back to regular ol' GIMP...

    Picked at random: http://arstechnica.com/information-t...mp-less-gimpy/

    GIMP 2.8 will be the first official stable release to include the new single-window mode. The GIMP developers recently announced that they are tentatively planning to release GIMP 2.8 in December 2010. This release date, which is almost a year from now, is only a loose approximation of when they think that the program will be ready. They caution that the schedule is not set in stone.
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    Re: OMG! GiMP 2.8.0!?!?! Am I dreaming?

    I've been using 2.8 for over a week and it seems to be all we had hoped for. Click on Windows and then Single Window Mode to get what we have been waiting for. Stable, as far as I see.
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    Re: OMG! GiMP 2.8.0!?!?! Am I dreaming?

    I used GIMP 2.7.5 for a few months. It was a German crack, that I found in someone's PPA.

    The dependencies got mangled during the transition to Ubu 12.10, and I never could get GIMP 2.7.5 to re-install. Thus, my return to GIMP 2.6

    Heh! I'd forgotten how kludgey "Classic" GIMP was. Major step backwards -- like going back to Gnome2/WinXP.

    I'd all but given up on the idea of GIMP 2.8.0 being available in the Ubu repos.

    I feel like I hit the Powerball!
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