GIMP image editor announced the new 2.99.18 development release today. It’s marked as the last dev release for the next major 3.0 version.
The new release has a new welcome dialog, with
Personalize tab to set your favorite theme, icon and font scaling, and select program language,
Contribute tab with a few links for who want to contribute to GIMP, and
Create tab with quick buttons to create, open, open recent images. It as well has an option to enable on every start.