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Did Hell Freeze Over? GIMP 2.8 Released

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Published on 03 May 2012 10:38 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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With word this morning of Electronic Arts making plans with Ubuntu and now the release of GIMP 2.8, some may think that hell has frozen over.

I've been writing about GIMP 2.8 for the past three years and originally was going to come around Christmas of 2010 but was struggling to make it out the door with multiple delays.

Last year the GIMP developers finally got the single window mode working and other new features. In April of this year it finally hit an RC state and is now being released.

Among the many GIMP 2.8 features that have built up include the single window mode, on-canvas text editing, enhanced resource management, extended paint dynamics, and much more.

Find out more or download at GIMP.org.

Now it's time to start looking forward to GIMP 2.10 that will be ported to the GEGL core...

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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