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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RE: What is wrong with The Gimp?
by ssokolow on Sun 9th Jan 2011 16:20 UTC in reply to "What is wrong with The Gimp?"
ssokolow
Member since:
2010-01-21

From my experience and the experience of those I've talked to, there IS some element of arrogance and hubris in the mix.

For example, when I posted a polite feature request asking for a checkbox to restore the GIMP 2.4 behaviour regarding floating and unfloating selections (because I use it heavily and the new behaviour requires a menu click or a key combo that requires two hands when RightCtrl = Compose), they called me rude and marked it RESO INVALID.

The people I've talked to have described the project managers, politely, as "difficult to work with".

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I'll second that.

Someone politely explained in a thread how the term "The Gimp" is a derogatory term in the US and the project managers threw a hissy fit over the mere suggestion of changing the name.

God forbid such a classy name like "The Gimp" be changed. Who knows how many US donations they would have received otherwise.

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prokoudine Member since:
2005-08-09

I'll second that. Someone politely explained in a thread how the term "The Gimp" is a derogatory term in the US and the project managers threw a hissy fit over the mere suggestion of changing the name.

Might it be because people tend to get tired hearing same arguments in 1234567th time? Everything means something else somewhere. If you choose to understand "GIMP" as "gimp", not as acronym, the offence is clearly self-inflicted.

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