GIMP's Porting To GTK3 Continues

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 22 April 2015 at 10:53 AM EDT. 35 Comments
The popular GIMP image editing program continues in its quest of being ported to GTK3, but it's still not clear when it will be finished and merged to mainline.

Curiosity got the best of me this morning so I decided to see the latest state of GIMP's gtk3-port branch. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get it built quickly as after building the latest BABL and then GEGL dependencies, the newest GEGL Git code ran into problems building on my system. But in looking over the gtk3-port branch, a whole lot of code was pushed out in late March by Michael Natterer and others.

A lot of the GIMP has been ported over to GTK3, but it doesn't look in the near-term that everything will be all finished up and the program will be able to avoid GTK2. When this milestone is finally achieved, GIMP 3.0 will be released.

The next planned mainline release of GIMP remains GIMP 2.10 and the work there is on OpenCL support in GEGL, hight bit depths support, warp tool, seamless cloning, a unified transform tool, better support for image meta data, and other improvements. Those wishing to learn more about GIMP 2.10 plans or see other roadmap items for this longstanding open-source project, visit the GIMP Wiki.
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