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    Phoronix: GIMP 2.4.0 Inches Closer To Release

    We told you at the end of July that GIMP 2.4.0 would be coming soon, and now the GIMP team has announced the first release candidate for GIMP 2.4.0. The first release candidate marks the point where all new features to be contained in GIMP 2.4.0 can be found and the GIMP API is now frozen.

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    Phoronix: GIMP 2.4.0 Inches Closer To Release

    We told you at the end of July that GIMP 2.4.0 would be coming soon, and now the GIMP team has announced the first release candidate for GIMP 2.4.0. The first release candidate marks the point where all new features to be contained in GIMP 2.4.0 can be found and the GIMP API is now frozen.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NTk4Ng
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    I've learned be skeptic about promises. Here is a brief introductory passage from a long article (http://www.linux.com/articles/48503) from Linux.com about Gimp 2.4:

    A major update to the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), widely regarded as the leading free software raster image editing program, is scheduled for this month. The 2.4 release is expected to include a number of new features and enhancements to existing features.

    If you'd like to get a look at the new features before the release, you can download the development version, and be sure to read the release notes for 2.3 for new features and known issues.

    New tools

    The first thing most users will notice about 2.4 is the addition of three new tools to the palette: the Align tool, the Foreground Extraction tool, and a new "Simple" Rectangle Selector. The Align tool lets you vertically and horizontally align image layers -- a task you had to perform manually before. You can align an image to any edge or the center, specify an offset in any direction, and adjust vertical and horizontal alignment separately.

    [snip]

    ...

    Oh, when was this written? October 05, 2005...

    EDIT: I just updated/full-upgraded my Debian 'x86_64', 'unstable' which has version 2.4, Release Candidate 1 (RC1)! It must be close as a full-upgrade replaces 2.2 (or was it 2.0?).
    Last edited by sabriah; 08-19-2007 at 07:25 AM.

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