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- If you are into resource creation, e.g. plug-in development, you should look at the Resource Development section.
- If you wish to contribute to GIMP itself, you should read the Core Development section.
Note: for the main GIMP website, visit www.gimp.org instead; the GIMP manual is at docs.gimp.org .
GIMP 3.0 roadmap
|Port to GTK3||nearly done||GtkAction→GMenuModel port remaining|
|Port away from intltool||done||We are now full gettext|
|Port to meson build||done||Extensive testing phase. Autotools build still available as fallback|
|Redesign API for scripts/plug-ins||work in progress||GObject Introspection introduced, along with refactoring, no wire protocol redesign in the end, big API improvements still worked on|
|Wayland support||work in progress||Various bugs still happen, especially in window management area (broken sizes and positions), color management…|
|Space invasion||work in progress||Various color management improvements, CMYK support (not as core image format, but import/export and picking/choosing/viewing)…|
|Multi-layer selection||done||Most code is multilayer aware…|
|Less “floating selection”||nearly done||Discussed on the gimp-gui mailing list , transform tools still create floating selections|