GIMP 2.8 is out

Finally! After 3.5 years, GIMP 2.8 is out, with the much desired single-window mode (you can activate it in the “Windows” menu) and many other new features:

At the moment you can only download the source code from the official site, and then you must compile the software by yourself. However, if you are on Linux you can use the unofficial repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp by typing in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gimp

If you are upgrading from an older version of GIMP, rather than installing from scratch, instead of the last of the three lines above, type the following:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade