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

On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:19:00 +0530, Jeremy Morton <admin game-point net> wrote:

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?

martin nordholts, in a blog post from 2009 ( ) :

"The more people that use the latest GIMP code from git the better. It keeps the required effort to contribute code upstreams small, which in turn increases the likelihood of upstream contributions, and it makes bugs more vulnerable to early discovery which minimizes their impact."


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