If the very recently changed task list
is to be believed, then the title of this thread is wrong! 2.7.5 is getting an official release before 2.8 arrives.
I was planning to release a maintenance update. But I think I will wait till 2.7.5 is released to do so.
Partha - I think i may try and compile this next version myself.
Rob - I changed the topic to reflect it isn't the last version before Gimp-2.8.
Deb - Deb i think you should wait for the next test release from Partha. And remember these are only test beta versions (all uneven number releases are). Gimp-2.8 will be the next stable release fit for production work.
My personal beliefs...
I think the only reason there is a Gimp-2.7.5 official development release is because it will probably contain everything Gimp-2.8 will include. Which is pretty much what Gimp-2.7.4 has already.
It will just be released as a beta version (uneven number).
They will test it until May or later and release Gimp-2.8 with the same content.
They know Gimp users are getting antsy.