When you say you mostly do bugfixing now, seven kinds of new features will crawl under your bed and bite your silly toes off. If we were to come up with a short summary for 2017, it would be along those very lines.
Michael Schumacher gets interviewed by other GIMP developers
Michael Natterer gets interviewed by other GIMP developers
GIMP 2.8.20 packages for macOS and Microsoft Windows are available now.