You have no clue. Read Raphael's reply, and get one. What do I have to say? You are equating the average user with yourself. This is a very common practice, and a complete fallacy. Stop it. okay?
On Nov 30, 2007 4:40 PM, Gary Pikula <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > When I looked at this project I couldn't could be more amazed at how > terrible it is for users. So I closely examined what is plaguing this > project. The main thing it always comes down to is that the users can not > easily get in touch with the developers. > > Example 1: Gimp wiki (Wilbur's wiki) This wiki uses your own software, while > the common user is used to mediawiki software. As the majority of people are > used to Wikipedia type editing this should be changed asap. > > It is largely the same story with the gimp user group forums. Everyone is > used to phpbb forums and the software in use seems incomplete. (generic > error messages for any registration error, inability to edit previous posts, > etc...) I recommend changing to phpbb as it is pretty much industry standard > for open source projects. In usual cases the developers also participate in > forums with users on the main site, so move the forums to the main site. > > The average user has never used a mailing list before as well and feels > uncomfortable with them, take that into more consideration. > > This has created 2 major problems. > > 1. TheGimp is no longer comparable to photoshop or corel. I recommend > putting together an extremely detailed feature list of both products and > comparing them and how often they are used. For example there seems to be no > equivalent for photoshop's brush selection tool, and other tools in that > same category. It seems this problem was created from not taking in > information from people that are used to photoshop. > > 2. Multi-window interface: If you haven't noticed the UI team has gotten a > significant amount of theGimp mock ups with just one window. I have heard it > is possible to change the gimp into one window, but it doesn't seem possible > on Windows. Outside of the Gimp community this is by far the most complained > about thing since with something like a browser window being open makes the > user have to manually bring all of the windows to the foreground. > > Please do something to get in touch with users, I could never honestly ever > say theGimp could be a replacement for photoshop ever if this continues. > _______________________________________________ > Gimp-developer mailing list > Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU > https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer > > _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer