Open-source graphics editor GIMP has released its annual report for 2022.
GIMP released a stable version (GIMP2.10.32) and three development versions (GIMP2.99.10, 2.99.12 & 2.99.14) last year; 1461 commits were submitted on the unstable development branch and 276 on the stable branch.
Functionally, while GIMP’s Wayland support is still unstable, it has improved a lot in the last year. The porting from GTK2 to GTK+3 is also almost complete. In addition, GIMP 3.0’s API development work has also made considerable progress in the last year.
Graphics engine-wise, automatic LUT creation for color conversion in babl has taken a big step forward, a feature first introduced in GIMP 2.99.10 and then added to stable release 2.10.32. Also, all babl, GEGL, and ctx are SIMD-optimized for performance gains.
In terms of software packaging, GIMP was officially launched in the Microsoft Store last year, and it also provides a version that supports Apple Silicon chips.
For the long-awaited GIMP 3.0, the developer said it plans to launch it in 2023-at least one RC candidate will be released. Of course, this is not a certainty, and the developer emphasizes that this is not a promise, and he cannot guarantee it.
Full report content: https://www.gimp.org/news/2023/01/29/2022-annual-report/
#GIMP #planned #launched #year #porting #GTK3 #basically #completed #News Fast Delivery