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

On 10/11/2011 13:45, Alexia Death wrote:
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Jeremy Morton<admin game-point net>  wrote:
On 10/11/2011 12:47, Rob Antonishen wrote:

The same could be said for any complex piece of software.  I would
disagree that there are many "middle ground users" anymore - and they
shouldn't be a a target audience.

So take the power users then.  They might want to use a recent development
version at work... still worth having a professional looking product.

They are NOT SUPPOSED TO do exactly that! Ever! They may want to, but
its not a good idea from anybody's perceptive. Development versions
may for example write incompatible or corrupt files may have features
that will not be in the final stable release etc... Concrete sample:
At the beginning of 2.7 cycle layer group masks were enabled. They
sort of worked but were buggy and deemed too buggy to be fixed in this
cycle aand thus  were disabled. Now people who used that version in
some place they shouldn't have have files that no longer work as
intended in current version of GIMP. No  functionality present in dev
release is guaranteed to be there in a stable version. Arguing that we
should use nice splashes so people could shoot themselves in the foot
is silly.

Well if you want advanced users to use final releases, perhaps release them more often than once every 2 years? ;-)

Best regards,
Jeremy Morton (Jez)

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