I assumed we would switch to RC releases now (cf. IRC discussions). This can be changed later if we finally decide to do another dev release instead.
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index fd12622b1f..09bb246d77 100644
@@ -10,6 +10,15 @@ Generally, all bug fixes that are applied on the stable GIMP 2.8
branch are also applied here, but they are usually not mentioned
+Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.9.6 to GIMP 2.10 RC1
+ - poppler and poppler-data now hard dependencies. PDF import is
+ considered a granted feature nowadays and fallbacking to the
+ Postscript plug-in was bad experience.
Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.9.6 to GIMP 2.9.8
6fee1a413f NEWS: start changes for next release.
NEWS | 9 +++++++++
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)