I noticed that the patch for 2.7.4 had some temporary files in it which increased the size a bit. I've removed these and uploaded a new version of the patch.
Today I have released a patch against the 2.7.4 release of gimp. This patch differs only slightly from the previous patch.
I've just uploaded a patch for 2.7.3. This patch also incorporates a fix for an annoying bug. When closing the toolbox window, the window would disappear before any opened images were closed. If there were changes pending, the application would not exit and would result in the toolbox not appearing after subsequent starts. There are still many issues with taskbar entries disappearing.
A quick message to say that I am following the 2.8 development and updating the patch as needed. When gimp.org produce a new release, I will follow with a new patch.
Better late than never but precompiled packages of Gimp 2.6 containing my gimp-classic patch can be found at http://www.blackfiveimaging.co.uk/index.php?article=04Miscellaneous/02Random+Thoughts
That is all. Back into hibernation