Sven,

I thank Patrick and RaphaŽl for the apologies they posted. I think that
shows class on their part. And even though the discussion became
unnecessarily heated, everyone has learned more about the various projects.

> [Robin's] list gives the wrong impressions that there are separate ports
of
> The GIMP to the Windows and Macintosh platforms. This is wrong.

The relationship between GIMP and GIMP for Windows is made clear, and
everyone seems to agree nobody knows what the MacGimp effort really does.

> WinGimp and MacGimp projects (if there are any) are solely providing
> binary versions of the one true GIMP and I don't think they should be
> listed as separate GIMP projects. If you want to keep them in the
> list, you should also add GIMP for FreeBSD, GIMP for OpenBSD, GIMP for
> Debian Linux, GIMP for Solaris, GIMP for SuSE Linux, GIMP for AIX,
> GIMP for RedHat Linux, ..., ... and probably even GIMP for OS/2.

If anyone would show me a separate Web site or independent project leader
for those platforms I would certainly consider listing them.

> It is true that there are different mailing-lists for users of GIMP on
> UNIX and users of GIMP for Windows. It turned out that this separation
> makes sense although I never liked the idea of making a difference
> between the same application running on different platforms. It is
> however wrong that there are different mailing-lists for the
> development of The GIMP.

I guess you are unaware of the gimpwin-dev list.

> Overall, this new page on the filmgimp site is once more full of wrong
> facts that I have to try hard to suppress the feeling that Robin is
> knowingly and willingly spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt on The
> GIMP and I wonder what's the rationale of this.

Instead of attacking me personally why don't you stick to GIMP issues?

You seem to want to foster the misimpression that GIMP is all just one big
project centrally administered. That sophism causes such absurdities as
requests to fix Film Gimp bugs being posted to the GIMP list, the status of
GIMP bugs being posted to the Film Gimp list as though we should know what
that's talking about, and cross-posted flamewar traffic that disrupted
developers working on Film Gimp.

My true goal in documenting GIMP-related projects is to stem widespread
supposition and misinformation. The total absence of documentation on the
GIMP Web site regarding the status and relationships of the many GIMP ports
and projects has caused everyone confusion.

Cheers,

Robin
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