Re: [Gimp-developer] Save/export, option to go back to old behaviour

On Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:45:24 +0400, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Karl Günter Wünsch wrote:
>>> "Automating repetitive tasks" refers to scripting and future "macros
>>> recording".
>> Still the unconditional enforcing to have to save to XCF violates the
>> section "the tools get out of the way of getting things done and allow
>> for accelerating the workflow for those who get to know them" - It is
>> very much getting into the way of getting things done and the only way
>> of accelerating the workflow for "those who know" would be to add an
>> option to disable the "everybody who doesn't save XCF all of the time is
>> an idiot" mode! Thus on one hand you want the users to believe in the
>> vision you put forward but on the other hand you violate it in a way to
>> alienate those experienced users...
> Only _some_ of those experienced users, and, it seems, the most vocal
> ones. The ones who won't stop even when facing a lack of plans to
> adjust GIMP's behavior.
> I think I already understand that you dismiss existence of other
> experienced users who like the change. Do you really need to remind
> about that over and over again?

*No one's dismissing the existence of other users who like the change.*
We're simply saying that some like it and some utterly detest it.
Different people, and it's *not* experienced vs. inexperienced users
(people like Graeme are *very* experienced), have different ideas about
how they like to work, and have reasons why.  Do you understand that?

It's analogous to click to focus vs. mouse follows focus.  Some people
like one, some like the other.  One's not "right" and the other's not
"wrong", whichever side you come down on.  That's why both GNOME and KDE
have options to let the user select focus policy.

And yes, I know you've said interminably that you have no plans to
change it.  But the amount of heat this has generated ever since GIMP
2.8 came out should suggest to you that perhaps your initial assumptions
were incomplete and should be revisited.
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