I've noticed there seems to be a great deal of negativity on this
malling list that stems from people (myself included, unfortunately)
attempting to make suggestions about topics that I get the impression
have been discussed to death already.
This used to be a problem for blender, as well (though nowhere near as
bad as you guys get it). We solved it by writing a new developers
introduction page on the wiki, which seemed to help our situation a
lot. Having something similar, only maybe more of an intro to
gimp-developers, might help here. Something linked to on the gimp
mailing lists page. Another option would be to expand the gimp
developer FAQ and link to it on the malling list page. Or perhaps there
could just be a link to the task list page (is there an official one
yet?) for 2.6.
Content I can think of that would be useful for people signing up for
* A notice to read the current task list, if there's an official one yet.
* Certain commonly raised issues, such as "yes, the devs do listen to
users", or "the task list is too long, so we're not taking more feature
Of course these are just things I've picked up on the list in my short
time of actually reading it regularly. I'm sure there's a lot more.
I'd be willing to put something together on the gimp wiki; I don't think
it would be appropriate for me to actually write this sort of thing, but
I could condense agreed-on content discussed here, or somethin.
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