* john smith <kingstonf...@gmail.com> [04-29-16 12:38]:
> My experience is that GIMP developers don't care what any user would
> like to have.
> The general response is "we have previously decided that we want to do
> it like this and we aren't interested in how the end user might find
> something useful".
> This is in stark contrast to most of the other open source projects
> that I work on that gladly take constructive input.
> On 23 April 2016 at 09:51, Bill Skaggs <weska...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The great advantage of the bug-tracker is that it allows requests to be
> > handled in a structured way. It is easy to find specific types of
> > enhancement requests in the bug-tracker and examine the priority they have
> > been given and the discussion that followed them. Getting this information
> > from a forum is usually much more difficult.
> > It is quite reasonable to bring up enhancement ideas in a forum and discuss
> > them there until they are reasonably specific and coherent, but once that
> > has happened it is helpful to have an enhancement request created in the
> > bug-tracker. If the developers don't like them, they can always be
> > classified as WONTFIX or NOTABUG.
> > On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 1:40 AM, Euri Pinhollow <pinh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> My point of view is: enchancements should be discussed on the forum,
> >> not in a bugtracker. Here is what DispCalGUI has:
> >> https://hub.displaycal.net/forums/
> >> Mailing list is not exceptionally convenient for many people (myself
> >> included. I just mailed topic starter instead of mailing to the list
> >> thinking that replying to mail will get it done. I now pressed "reply
> >> to all") but may be still better than discussing enchancements in
> >> bugtracker.
> >> Imgaine that every user wants something new. Because of number of
> >> users being magnitudes larger than number of developers (who are not
> >> paid) and those willing to contribute the project is guaranteed to
> >> drown in requests.
> >> Bugtracker is for developers and they should pick doable tasks from
> >> forum themselves.
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I find the dev's interested, helpful, attentive, and goal oriented.
Because one does not agree with the projects goal does not make the dev's
uncaring, but exposes ignorance of the goal. Proposals should be aligned
to the project goals and enhance efforts to achieve that goal.
Should one not agree with the project's goal, he/she should undertake
another project with that goal in mind rather than deride those who have a
purpose in mind.
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