Re: [Gimp-developer] Please migrate to GitHub/CMake

It's not about Github necessarily, it's about the response tone etc.
You made a blog post, saying how small is the team and how much work you all do.
Now, a person says "I'd like to suggest" and your reply is basically
"f*** off". I wrote 2 emails saying I can help with build infra, which
is listed as a need in YOUR blog post. I got no reply.
Apparently, I have to bring sacrifices and wait until the moon is in
right shape. You are forgetting that there are loads of teams out
there doing open source development.
About your 3 cases of not responding - it's not my problem. It's your
problem, as a maintainer of OSS.

If you seriously imply that Github is not more useful as a service
than, than I'm safe in betting you are writing code in
vi or something.

Every time something like this comes up there is always tha same
mantra about GIMP being so unique and unimaginably cool piece of
software that it grants you the right to do whatever you want. You
know, emulating Linus only works if you wrote Linux. There is plethora
of other image editors, I can't see why I should not help someone else
who knows better than behaving like a jerk.

2017-05-07 13:53 GMT+02:00 Alexandre Prokoudine
<alexandre prokoudine gmail com>:
There are currently 216 forks of it. Have you _personally_ studied
them at any length? Well, _I_ have. Last November or so I actually sat
down and went through all the forks with actual changes created in the
past 2-3 years. Out of those ca. 200 forks only a handful had actual
changes to look at. And there was pretty much nothing to gain from
those few.

Oh, and for the record, in 2 or 3 cases when changes looked vaguely
interesting, I actually tried contacting those developers. Noone ever
got back to me.

Can you see non-responsive people being a vital part of a successful
community? Because I can't.

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