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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Reap what you sow
by Jason Bourne on Mon 10th Jan 2011 18:00 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

This is good news. Once, I went to the GIMP channel to ask for help. In return, I got scolded, insulted, offended and asked to never come back, for no apparent reason. It was a question about image equalization done differently in Photoshop, that I was not being able to do it in GIMP (because it does differently).

Apart from this, I was also accused of not respecting the developers in the channel, for citing Photoshop. Some dude got really angry and pushed it all over.

Long life GIMP! Specially now that you are entering the comatose state.

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RE: Reap what you sow
by vodoomoth on Mon 10th Jan 2011 23:52 in reply to "Reap what you sow"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Hey, I really do sympathize. I think it's retarded of a project manager or forum moderator to tell users to f*** off or to delete threads (I didn't say "posts"). Whatever way it's done, there's gonna be someone offended.

There's one thing that I lament, solely on the basis of my experience as a long-time Opera user and forum member: the fact that they seem to not listen to what users ask for or say. If you won't implement, just say why and/or express your stance; it won't do any harm. I've already said it here in a comment months ago and I've been lambasted by one of the reader who thought my example features were the most useless ever.

But I still think that communication with the users doesn't hurt a project. Of course, they don't get to dictate where the project goes or what feature is absolute priority but ultimately, all projects are to be used by users. They have their say in what is done for them, free software or not.

Digressing, I almost forgot my second idea: yes, you were unduly berated but it's no reason to wish the project harm or keep a grudge against them. It would be better to wish the ... (fill in the blank) who you had to deal with gets his hands full with whatever else and leaves the project. With this making news and the word spreading and people being shocked to know about the size of the staff as I have been, I wish some contributors would find in their life the time and dedication that this emblematic project needs.

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RE: Reap what you sow
by prokoudine on Tue 11th Jan 2011 05:31 in reply to "Reap what you sow"
prokoudine Member since:
2005-08-09

This is good news. Once, I went to the GIMP channel to ask for help. In return, I got scolded, insulted, offended and asked to never come back, for no apparent reason.

Jason Bourne would never let it happen. He'd just shoot everybody dead. You must be an impostor ;)

From my experience here is how these discussions usually go. Someone pops up and starts talking about this or that Photoshop feature not quite explaining what it does or explaining, but then saying that GIMP should do it just like that otherwise there's no chance for GIMP to be used seriously. Having heard that argument for last 10+ years developers fret and all hell goes loose.

It's how 99% of such discussions go. The person who started it would never admit (s)he could have done a better job at asking the question, because "the client is always right".

If you were one of the 1% when you were really polite, then of course I'm sorry to hear that.

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RE: Reap what you sow
by Valhalla on Tue 11th Jan 2011 09:13 in reply to "Reap what you sow"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

I went to the GIMP channel to ask for help. In return, I got scolded, insulted, offended and asked to never come back, for no apparent reason.


"Someone was mean to me on the GIMP channel so now I will be just as immature and hold a grudge against an entire project, that will show them!!!"

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