It just occurred to me the other day that GIMP was working on 2.8. I thought I would like to check it out. When I got there (www.gimp.org), it is there.
I like the single view mode (under menu Windows, Single-Window-Mode). It solved the only complaint I had with GIMP in the past. That is to click twice in order to re-focus on the other window when switching between tool/editor/layer windows.
I have not checked out what else is new in it. GIMP is one of a few open source projects I appreciated and used frequently. I would expect to continue creating a lot of digital assets from GIMP for my iPhone app projects.