So one of the new "big" things for the Gimp will be Single Window Mode, and that should make a LOT of photo shoppers happy.
Well, i downloaded the Ubuntu binary and installed it, and got to try out 2.7.1. it is kind of nice, but if you want to save in a format that is not the gimp's native .XCF, you have to go through Export, and some times the Close command wont register on the window/tab that your on, but then of course, this IS a beta.
cant wait for the real thing!
Oh, and in case you want to play too, here is a page that tells you not only in Ubuntu how to get your hands on it, but also has a Windows binary too!
Model is my son, Xander.
How to Install in Ubuntu:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu karmic main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
For every Ubuntu:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 405A15CB
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
If you recieve this error (and I did...) then do this
sudo apt-get install libgegl-0.0-0
Int he main Gimp window, go to the bottom of the "Window" menu, and there should be a check box that says "Single Window Mode". Click it and be amazed.
And there you go!
How to install in Windows!
Sadly enough, the Windows users DONT get the Single Window Mode... So if that is all that your after, then just ignnore this, and feel jealous of your Linux breathern.