It’s official; the GNU Image Manipulation Program (the GIMP) will be at the 2.0 version level once the next stable release is made. In addition, GIMP 1.3.17 was just released.

This developer release has many new features, such as “naive” CMYK. Of course, it has the dock stuff and several other things setting it apart from the current stable version (with the most notable feature is GTK+ 2 widget set support), just like previous GIMP developer release.

Hopefully things will get better with the developer version before it is released. There are a number of critical bugs and regressions that are stopping me from using it on a day to day basis. It’s entirely frustrating to use a program that completely changed the way it acts with the most basic things (layer handling, broken window hints, and keyboard shortcuts are my main concerns).