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[2]: When???
by ngnr on Mon 29th Dec 2008 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE: When???"
ngnr
Member since:
2008-01-16

Also as an author of open source software myself, it is very irritating when users simply demand features!.


Im not agree, user opinion its very important because most of the time the final user is your target.

What is GIMP.. A Image Manipulation Program .... from developers to developers? ...

Open source software is driven by contributers, so stop b*tching and contribute by submitting patches.


Sorry but some times "Been able to modify source code" its an advantage for developers, but no for final users.

Do you think that a graphic designer will stop doing his job to learn programming & Python to submit a patch to GIMP ?

edit: typo

Edited 2008-12-29 14:17 UTC

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RE[3]: When???
by FooBarWidget on Mon 29th Dec 2008 14:35 in reply to "RE[2]: When???"
FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

"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. I don't think it's a very unreasonable thing to do seeing that you're essentially asking the programmer to invest time and skills for you for free.

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RE[4]: When???
by msundman on Mon 29th Dec 2008 18:49 in reply to "RE[3]: When???"
msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

""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.
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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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