Re: [Gimp-developer] Bring back normal handling of other file formats

On Wed, 2012-06-20 at 16:04 -0400, Jay Smith wrote:
> On 06/20/2012 02:50 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> >
> > A universally accepted truth is that users don't read warnings. This
> > will surely freak out few geeks who do read warnings carefully and
> > recite them occasionally over a pint of beer in a pub, but mostly
> > people really try to make stupid dialogs go away ASAP.
> >
> > Alexandre Prokoudine
> I have to agree that most users don't read (or perhaps more correctly, 
> don't comprehend) warnings.  However, often in open-source development 
> there seems to be a general attitude that the "quality" of the software 
> should be primary and protecting users from their own stupidity should 
> be secondary.  In fact, in my observation of open source conversations 
> over the years, including occasionally in the past by only one or two 
> people that were on this list, there has been a general attitude on the 
> part of a few individuals that "ordinary users" are morons and should be 
> ignored.  Yet in this situation, the developers are tripping over 
> themselves to protect the users from their own ignorance and inattention.
> It just seems so odd... I feel like I have fallen into software Wonderland.
> It has been pointed out several times that most of the developers are 
> located in Europe.  Europe has a reputation of having much more stifling 
> government regulations and rules than North America.  Could this be 
> related -- the concept that people must be protected from themselves?

This might be the most stupid garbage that has ever been written on this
list, but anyway...

I tried to make it clear once before but for the hard of hearing: the
save/export stuff is going to stay, it will not become optional, and it
will not go away.

If this doesn't please you, nobody forces you to use GIMP.

Can we now use the list for useful discussions again please?

--Mitch, stubborn European maintainer of this malware which gives a shit
about your freedom to configure the crap out it.

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