For latest versions of gimp, intltool-0.40 is required for it to pass make check.
It's in the overlay and we more or less had no intention of putting in portage before Gnome 2.24.
I guess we'll have to put it in sooner then :)
the question is, does it brake anything currently. I have vague memories that 0.40 was supposed to change the way intltool is embedded into packages, ...
It does change things, but I _think_ it should be ok. I say let's put it in p.mask for a week or two, see if we find major breakages.
just fyi, gimp only needs it for 2.5 development versions, so there's no need to hurry.
this is now in tree.
I am using it since July (as I had to use cheese-2.23* and now 2.24 because of a bug when recording with my camera) and I haven't seen problem until now