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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Single-window mode has been a feature requested and planned for GIMP for quite a while. The work has been continuing for so long that many almost forgot its coming. But for those still hoping for this feature, their wait may soon be over. Martin Nordholts, Android engineer and Open Source developer, recently posted that the long awaited option is feature complete and on track for GIMP 2.8.
GIMP developers have been working on a single-window mode since late 2009. For Linux and Open Source users, this is practically an eternity. But developers have day jobs and it sounds as though the process of achieving this feat isn't as easy as one might think.