Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Dec 2008 10:43 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces High bit depth support, non-destructive editing (so called "effect layers") and colour management. Three hot topics in photography editing - that users have been waiting for for a long time now to appear in GIMP. Today Linux & Photography blog features an exclusive interview with Martin Nordholts, one of the core contributors to GIMP. Nordholts speaks about the current state of affairs, explains what is going on deep inside the GIMP (and GEGL) and also lifts a corner of the veil about what is to come.
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RE[4]: When???
by msundman on Mon 29th Dec 2008 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: When???"
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""What is GIMP.. A Image Manipulation Program .... from developers to developers? ..."

I think "from developers to non-bitching users" would be a more appropriate description. Non-bitching users are listened to while bitching users are ignored.

The problem is this:
The user asks for some feature. Some developer(s) arrogantly claims the user doesn't know what he/she wants and that he/she doesn't really want the feature asked for. The user gets annoyed by the arrogance and gives his/her reasons for wanting the feature in question. The developer(s) sees this as criticism and labels the user as a "bitching user to be ignored" (possibly after a round of "then do it yourself" - "I can't, I'm not a programmer" - "then pay a programmer to do it" - "I can't afford it (and besides, for that kind of money I could afford 10 photoshop licenses)" - "then learn how to program so that you can do it yourself and stop bitching about it").

Edited 2008-12-29 18:49 UTC

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