GNOME 2.8 is out! Congratulations to everyone involved.
In this devel cycle we didn't manage to work a lot on gedit, just bugfixing and maintainance work... we'll see if we get a bit more time for it in the next months, otherwise we may get replaced by the NEW PROGRAMMING TECHNOLOGY.
I also decided to apply for for membership in the GNOME foundation... I already wanted to do it last year, but then I forgot... we'll see if I'll get accepted.
I submitted a bugreport to gtk requesting a simple widget which provides a ToolButton with a dropdown menu (like the Back and Forward button of a browser) since many apps in gnome have their own implementation of such a widget (gedit, epiphany, nautilus, evolution, etc)... my secret plan was to simply submit the bug and see someone implementing it like it happened for GtkAbout, but I ended up working a bit on it myself today, we'll see how it goes.