Nathan Carl Summers ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: > We have decided to do this in two parts. First, we will issue a Call for > Questions. Please send in all questions you would like to have in the new > Gimp User FAQ to [EMAIL PROTECTED], and CC them to the lists for discussion.
Hmm. Looking at the impressive list of questions I get the impression that this is a synthetic FAQ - someone has thought a lot about what questions might get asked frequently. While this is a valid approach I think it tends to be duplicate work when compared to the regular documentation. We should consider to just add the questions that really get asked. I sifted through the questions and have marked them where I think they belong to. Of course a synthetic FAQ is fine also, but we should be aware that we doing a synthetic FAQ then and might have more work with it. > 1. What is the GIMP? > 2. What does GIMP stand for? > 3. What features does it have? -> Web > 3a. Does it support CMYK? 16-bit per channel images? Floating-point > channels? -> FAQ > 4. What are the minimum system requirements? > 4a. What operating systems is it available for? > 5. Where can I get it? > 5a. There are some binary versions on the GIMP website. Should I download > them or build GIMP myself? > 5b. Where can I get non-official gimp packages for foo? -> Web > 6. What version should I get? > 7. What documentation is available? -> FAQ > 8. Where can I find other GIMP stuff? > 9. Is GIMP a true GNU program? > 10. What is the history of GIMP? > 11. What is the relationship between GNOME and GIMP? -> Web > 12. Easter eggs are fun. Does GIMP have any? -> FAQ (please don't list them...) > 13. Does GIMP support digital cameras? > 14. Does GIMP support scanners? > 15. Does GIMP support Wacom tablets? > 15a.How about other drawing tablets? (not sure if it is useful to single out Wacom here) > 16. Is there a GIMP mailing list? > 17. How about an IRC channel? -> Web (maybe FAQ, but I am not sure if that really gets asked) > 18. Ok, I'm trying to compile gimp, and this `./configure' program > complains about missing or old libraries. What gives? > 18a.But I know I have the right version of libfoo! Why can't configure > find it? -> Web > 19. How do layers work? > 20. Channels? > 21. Paths? > 22. Selections? -> Docs > 23. How can I draw basic shapes (straight line, circle, square, etc.)? -> FAQ > 24. How can I change the color I draw in? > 25. How can I make what I have selected into a separate image? > 26. How can I add what I have selected into a new image? > 27. How can I make part of my image transparent? > 28. How can I change keybindings? > 29. How can I do gamma correction? Uh, no real idea, maybe FAQ. Does 24 really get asked? I'd add "27a. How can I make a certain color transparent" > 30. What are plug-ins? > 31. Where can I find new plug-ins? > 32a.How can I add them to my GIMP? > 33. EEEK! I downloaded the latest version of gimp, and my favorite plug-in > has dissappeared! > 34. Are Photoshop Filters/Plugins supported? > 35. What is Script-Fu? > 36. Where can I learn more about it? -> Web > 37. How can I call a plug-in in Script-Fu? How about another script? > 38. What in the world is a "Procedural Database Error?" > 39. Is there a macro recorder that automagically creates Script-Fu scripts > for me? > 40. Can I add my own brushes? > 41. Can I add my own patterns? -> FAQ > 42. Can I give a copy of this gradient or palette I've created to a > friend? > 43. My fonts are ugly. > 44. What font formats does GIMP support? > 45. Where can I get more fonts? > 46. The font that the GIMP uses for its menu text is nappy. How can I > change it? -> FAQ (what is "nappy"?) > 47. What is this "XCF" file format? Why should I use it? Isn't the real question "How can I keep all information in my image" or sthg. like that? > 48. What other formats does GIMP support? -> Web > 49. I can't save my file as a GIF or TIFF. > 50. I can't save my file as some other file format. > 51. How can I add support for the foo file format to GIMP? -> FAQ > 52. What languages does GIMP support? -> Web > 53. Does GIMP support XInput? This probably should be close to the question for tablet support. > 54. Why doesn't text in my native language render correctly with the Text > tool? > 55. Does GIMP support bidirectional output? > 56. How do I use batch mode? > 57. Do I have to use an X server to run GIMP even in batch mode? > 58. How can I call a Script-Fu script using batch mode? > 59. How can I connect my web server to GIMP like flamingtext.com? > 60. GIMP is slow. How can I speed it up? -> FAQ > 61. How can I see which bugs have been reported? > 62. How can I report a bug I've found which hasn't been reported yet? -> Web > 63. I get an error about "MIT-SHM" or "XShmAttach." (does this still > happen?) > 64. I'm using <pick os and distribution>. What problems specific to it do > you know about? > 65. I'm using <pick X Server>. What problems specific to it do you > know about? maybe FAQ > 66. Who wrote GIMP? > 67. Who has contributed to the FAQ? > 68. Who wrote the included plug-ins? > 69. Who wrote the Script-Fu scripts? > 70. Who made the brushes and patterns included with the GIMP? > 71. Who made the gradients and palettes incluced with the GIMP? > 72. Who created the artwork? -> Web > 73. Who is the GIMP FAQ team? > 74. Who has contributed to the FAQ? -> FAQ Ok. I am not subscribed to gimp-user so I might have missed questions that really get asked frequently - IMHO these should be added to the FAQ - maybe just give a link in the Gimp Docs. Comments? Bye, Simon -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/ _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer