Re: [Gimp-developer] GIMP - the parasites are back

That's not a user warning, it's a bug report intended for programmers, and
the proper solution is to fix the bug.  It would probably be better if the
term "attachment" had been used from the start rather than "parasite", but
changing that now would be quite an involved process.


On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 3:22 AM, C R <cajhne gmail com> wrote:

This message keeps popping up every time I open an image from dropbox
Execution error for procedure 'gimp-image-attach-parasite':
'gimp-comment' parasite validation failed: comment contains invalid UTF-8

I would at least suppress this warning by default if there's no good
way of fixing the error.

As a user, my first question would be:
"Why is gimp trying to attach a parasite to my image?"

Me second thought would be "What is a parasite?" Sounds like
malware/tracking cookie type language.

I recommend at least changing the verbiage of this warning. It's
embarrassing at best, and at worst, might lead people to assume their
copy of GIMP has malware.

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