On 11/20/09, Joao S. O. Bueno wrote: > IMHO, stupidiest decision ever - they _want_ their users to be dumb > and continue that way. As for me, up to today I used to recomend > ubuntu to people I presented Free Software. (despite some ongoing > really great flaws, like translating the name of special user folders > such as Desktop and Documents). Now, with the promise of a GIMPless > Ubuntu, I will burn some other distro for people to taste Linux and > Free Software.
Joao, Canonical also never shipped Ubuntu with Ardour or Cinelerra or Blender -- all apps aimed at professionals. People who need serious software for media production have choice, be it 64studio or Ubuntu Studio or half a dozen of other distributions. What most Linux users really need is something like Picasa or iPhoto -- to easily import a bunch of pics, color-correct them and publish online. Using GIMP for fixing red-eyes or straightening horizon is an overkill. So if this choice will motivate someone to improve F-Spot, Solang, Shotwell or IntiPinku, who is to lose? :) Alexandre _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer