GIMP 2.9.8 introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability.
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.
Almost every new major feature people have been asking us for, be it high bit depth support, or full CMYK support, or layer effects, would be impossible without having a robust, capable image processing core. You can help us fund further development of GEGL now.