From: Alan Horkan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Patrick McFarland <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] Startup Notification support...
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 03:27:06 +0100 (BST)
MIME-Version: 1.0

On Sat, 26 Jul 2003, Patrick McFarland wrote:

> On 26-Jul-2003, Daniel Egger wrote:
> > I think the problem is that 1.2 is far more used in productive work
> > because artists and designers are afraid running software which is
> > stamped alpha or beta more than just occasionally.
> Wrong, Im an artist, and I prefer 1.3 over 1.2.

"One Swallow does not a summer make".


Normal users in general abhor using anything labelled beta,
consider your self extraordinary.

depends, there's not really any such thing, especially when it comes to linux users, but i agree in general users are scared of software labelled beta or unstable, but most "users" don't understand the significance of an odd version number ;) and are often quite happy to try out a developers version.

and then there are the win32 users who wont use software unless it's got a beta, alpha or internal testing(longhorn (l)users) tag, but wouldn't know where to start with real software. these people don't seem to have any concerns about being beta testers for M$ and think what they do is really 1337...

The quality of most proprietary software has even caused users to distrust
N.0 release and wait for the first or second service patch.

again this depends upon the type of users you refer to, but generally that's true, if they're paying for the software at any rate.

If you can build from source then you are probably more developer than
user anyway.

on linux that's nothing special really, no offence intended, it's simply made really nice and easy to do.

While it is great that there are GIMP users willing to make the
extra effort to use 1.3 I really hope to see GIMP being used by everyone
else.  The sooner we stamp out piracy of Adobe Photoshop the bettter :)

i'm frequently suggesting 1.3.x to users, and they're often more than willing to give it a try, even if they don't have much *nix knowledge they can generally handle building and installing, which is great to see :)

"Tell me where is the love in what your prophet has said
Man, it sounds to me just like a prison for the walking dead" - GIMP Tutorials and SEAL2 themes - Gallery - Other Gallery


Alan Horkan

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