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[15 Apr 2008 | No Comment | 720 supporters]

The GIMP team announced today the first release from the 2.5 development series. It is true that this version is unstable, but a little bird told me to give it a try and see what’s it capable of. First of all, let me tell you that its interface is quite redesigned and I think that some users will have problems adjusting with it..
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[11 Apr 2008 | No Comment | 552 supporters]

This is the unstable development branch of GIMP. Here we are working
towards the next stable release, which will be GIMP 2.6.
Changes in GIMP 2.5.0
– improved rectangle tool drawing for narrow mode
– ported lots (but not all) drawing code to Cairo
– optimized image rendering by using pre-multiplied alpha
– use new GLib features such as GRegex
– use new GTK+ features such as the new GtkTooltip API
– much improved GimpCurve object
– cleaner and smaller tool options
– enable brush scaling for the Smudge tool
– added debugging framework that can be enabled at run-time
– …