* Gimp 2.6 has been released. The changes are mostly under-the-hood, (ie. moving form old GIMP core to shiny new GEGL Core), however there are a few UI changes. Release Notes: www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.6.html. Waiting desperately for a PPA as the screenies look like an SDI (single document interface) is onboard!!
EDIT: A ppa is available courtesy of Christoph Korn !! See https://launchpad.net/~c-korn/+archive
* Nathive, a new GTK image editor’s alpha was just released, something funny is going on on the downloads page, however when it is all fixed, the website to go to is http://nathive.org