As lobotomizing the select from shapes tool was rejected, would creating
a new tool called the Polygonal Selection tool which would work in the
way the lobotomized select from shapes tool does (rejected patch) be
acceptable? If so, how about turning "intelligence" on with a checkbox
in that tool. That way the select from shapes tool could be deprecated,
and the intelligence could be added as a feature to both the polygonal
selection tool as well as the lasso tool.
Gimp-developer mailing list