Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 9th Jan 2011 12:39 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Graphics, User Interfaces "GIMP 2.8 has been talked about for more than a year and back in January there was a GIMP 2.8 release schedule by Martin Nordholts that had set the final release for the 27th of December. That date has now passed and, sadly, this major update to this leading open-source graphics program is still not close to being released."
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Double standards OSnews
by fran on Sun 9th Jan 2011 15:02 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

I've noticed many submission on software not accepted while things such as totalfinder and this story about Gimp or political tirades.

Does the editors only accept news about software if it falls in their (very) narrow interest field?

OSnews has hangups or reluctance about posting hardware news, application news and even some operating system news also except if they find it interesting.
I know i submit(ted) them and see other headlines in the submission fields as well which I then google and find very interesting.

For instance
What about the release of Secunia PSI 2 that was submitted. Is this not important?

What about DDR4 RAM and a new wireless SATA announced a few days ago? This is not minor hardware news.

Edited 2011-01-09 15:08 UTC

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RE: Double standards OSnews
by WereCatf on Sun 9th Jan 2011 15:55 in reply to "Double standards OSnews"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

For instance
What about the release of Secunia PSI 2 that was submitted. Is this not important?

What about DDR4 RAM and a new wireless SATA announced a few days ago? This is not minor hardware news.


While Secunia PSI 2 isn't all that big news I do agree on DDR4. Especially since DDR4 slashes power-consumption by quite a bit compared to DDR3 or earlier revisions and thus will have a large impact on mobile devices. It would have interested several parties, and I am somewhat disappointed there was nothing about it here.

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RE: Double standards OSnews
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 9th Jan 2011 16:39 in reply to "Double standards OSnews"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

What about the release of Secunia PSI 2 that was submitted. Is this not important?


Considering there are ten million of these kinds of tools, no. You'd have to make a strong case as to why this one is more important than all its equivalents - and you didn't.

Also, I think we can all agree that the GIMP is in a whole different ballpark.

What about DDR4 RAM and a new wireless SATA announced a few days ago? This is not minor hardware news.


I didn't see it in the submission queue. Even if it was there- we have to choose our battles. We're not Engadget or Ars, with boatloads of funding and a team the size of Texas. The OSNews team is basically me - and that's it. I do 95-99% of the editorial work, and expecting me to be able to cover everything is not reasonable.

I do my best, but if I have to make choices, then hell yes I'm going to choose the things that interest me the most.

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