there are a couple of things that are waiting for input from the UI
team. Things that we would like to sort out for GIMP 2.6. It would be
nice if we could get some advice from you and your team. I made a list
of the things that in my opinion are most important right now. The order
Merge toolbox and image menus
It would be very nice if we could get this done for 2.6. It would be
a major user-visible change and as such it would give a clear sign
that GIMP is moving. What's needed here is a mockup that shows how
GIMP should look like with no image window open. And a specification
that tells us what should happen when the first image is opened, what
happens for the second image, what happens when the last image is
This is described in bug #122707 and Bill has a patch for the text
tool that makes it use the rectangle tool interface similar to the
Rectangular Selection and Crop tools. It would be nice to have a
specification that defines how the text tool should behave.
Keyboard Shortcut dialog
This has come up in bug #507257. We already made the Keyboard
Shortcut editor accessible from the Edit menu. So it is not any
longer necessary to access it from the Preferences dialog. IMO
this should be taken further by moving more Keyboard related
stuff from the Preferences dialog to the Keyboard Shortcut
dialog. Some comments on the bug report would be helpful.
Remove the "add/remove alpha channel" option for layers
This is described in bug #486902. Not sure if it is a good
idea or not. Comments from the UI team would be very much
Show current aspect ratio in Crop tool
As described in bug #508183, this is a regression from GIMP 2.2 and
it would be nice to sort this out for GIMP 2.6.
Make it easier to select and move areas
As described in bug #505761, the new rectangular/ellipse selection
tools get in the way of the workflow of some users. Bug #349340 is
somewhat related to this. It would be nice if the solutions outlined
in these bug reports could be evaluated by the UI team.
I hope that you and your team can help us to sort out these issues.
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