Well, looks like GIMP 2.8 is finally on the way. It's been on the way for a long time of course, but now the release candidate is out. So we are a few rounds of bug fixes to go until final release. Whereas I have in the past compiled the development version of GIMP (2.7.x) to have something to play with, I haven't kept up with this version. It's not that I'm not looking forward to the new version, it's more a matter of priorities than anything. For the kind of work I do, GIMP 2.6 is more than enough for my daily use. Also, 2.7.x has felt a lot more unstable than previous dev versions I think - enough for me to not want to do production work on it. It will be fun to test out the new brush dynamics as well a the layer nesting - single-window mode is not of much use for me and never was.
... I also just realized that I will probably have to re-do my massive Beginning GIMP tutorial now too. Gah.
~~~All my work is done with open-source software. If you are interested in the art tutorials I have done, you can find them all here: [link] .