Next update of Imaging 0.2x branch will be 0.24.4 ( April/May June/July 2008?).
Next update of Imaging 0.2x branch will be 0.26.0 (end of August 2008).
There will be new data formats: compressed 3Dc (ATI1N and ATI2N)
and support for them in D3D/OpenGL extensions.
XPM file format loader is long due and there will also be
other additions since I'll be using Imaging in my MSc thesis (terrain rendering stuff).
And the bug fixes of course.
EDIT: I'll also modify OpenJPEG library to allow saving proper JPEG 2000 images with alpha channels and updated OpenJpeg to version 1.3.
Status Update 31.5.2008: I've just added 3Dc data formats to Imaging, various
bugs were fixed in image loaders, and some level of thread safety was ensured (image loaders).
Due to work on my thesis new Imaging release didn't make it in April/May so the new timeframe is
June/July. July is more probable since now I have to study for my final exam.
Status Update 8.7.2008: I've made some canvas extensions (point transforms, non-linear filters)
and I'm planning some more (drawing images with alpha blending). There will be quite a few new things
in new Imaging version so I decided to change its version number from 0.24.4 to 0.26. I hope to get it finished before the end of July.