GIMP 2.8 and its (huge) improvements to the User Interface!
Finally confirmed: single window mode is coming for 2.8! But thats not the whole story yet The plan for 2.8 also includes lots of other cool new usability and interaction features!
Peter Sikking, interface and interaction artist for the GIMP, makes lots of questioned things clear in his latest Blog post about new features that are ready to be implemented to GIMPs UI.
Some comments in the mailing list discussion and on our news about it have been negative on the single window announcement.
First of all: Single Window Mode will come for 2.8. It will be mainly developed by Martin Nordholts (aka Enselic in the GIMP community).
Second: You won't be forced to use it, if you don't like single window! You will just be able to switch it off in the appropriate menu entry! And the best thing for these users - you will still come into benefit of most other cool new features (see list below).