Re: [Gimp-developer] Getting the recognition that GIMP deserves

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Aleksandar Kovac wrote:

> "It's only a dev version, general users won't see it." is a lame excuse on
> many levels. Is there 'us' and 'them' in open source?

Come on, you are smarter than that. Of course there is "us" and
"them". Using development versions causes cancer, brings 20 year of
unluck on your family and kills kittens by thousands. People wo use
graphics software professionally tend to use apps that produce
_repeatedly_ consistent output. No dev version _ever_ guarantees that.
I find it highly distrurbuing that such a simple thing should even be

It's a widely accepted truth that developers tend to make all kinds of
jokes during development cycles that get wiped out in a generic public
release that is recommended to use. Whoever thinks (s)he is in a
position of telling developers what kind of jokes they are allowed or
not allowed to make is simply arrogant and should be banned from

> In the end, this whole thing is nothing serious or catastrophic at all,
> but it is a great indication for a few itches. So, how can we scratch
> them?

The universally accepted knowledge is that the more you scratch, the
more you want to continue to scratch. Stop scratching and visit a
doctor :)

Personally, I find the whole topic a horrible waste of time.

Offended by the splash screen? Draw a better one.
Want GIMP to be better recognized? Start producing awesome art with it.
Sorry to see lack of hi-end features? Get involved with development.

That's the only constructive way of changing things. Yes, it's harsh.
No, I'm not sorry about it.

P.S. May I suggest that we introduce a mailing list policy of
forbidding (up to banning) discussions on the name change? Those
discussions are neither smart nor amusing nor they lead to any
constructive decisions, ever. It only results in a boring pile of old
lame arguments and distracts everyone from doing real things.

Alexandre Prokoudine

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