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Michael Natterer has now announced this:
After 6 years of development...
We just released GIMP 2.10.0 \o/
This is the first release of the new stable 2.10 series.
For a complete list of changes since 2.10.0-RC2 please see the "Changes" section below.
There is also a release announcement on www.gimp.org:
Detailed release notes for 2.10, including many screenshots and videos of new features, can be found here:
Also, we're going to have some beers now...
Happy GIMPing, --Mitch
Based on the two RC releases, libmypaint and libmypaint-brushes are required. The help for 2.10 has not yet been released, and when I last looked at the git version of help it appeared to not yet be complete (I tried to get help for something, probably the new shadows/highlights filter under 'colour') and it reported an error).
More significantly, two issues have so far been reported:
- libmypaint-1.3.0 requires gegl-0.3 but gimp now requires gegl-0.4.
- a report that gimp.pc.in still contains a reference to gegl-0.3, and that this prevents packages such as g'mic (not in the book, but important for photographers) from building.
I'll keep an eye on this.
Meanwhile, I guess I should also note the following:
- user files now go into ~/.config/GIMP/2.10 instead of ~/gimp-2.8 (this affects your own scripts/plugins if you need to install them as a user, or edit/debug scripts).
- some existing scripts which gave popup warnings in recent 2.9 are fine in the RCs, others which worked in 2.9.6 will need changes (I had one of each).
- working on images is fastest if they are either 8-bit or else 32-bit-floating-point (the new 'precision' option allows conversion) - and pngs from a 32-bit fp image will now be exported as 16-bit.
With the exception of the issues which have been reported, this all sounds good.