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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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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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Oh is that the problem? I'm just not choosing to understand it?

I'm going create a soda called negro-cola and anyone offended by the name just needs to choose to understand that negro means black in spanish. I could find an innocuous name but I'll be a stubborn ass instead and alienate the largest market. Pure genius.

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