On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 11:20:14PM +0000, Øyvind Kolås wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:28 PM, Jacek Poplawski
> <jacekpoplaw...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 8:47 PM, Charlie De <charlieco...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> Why?? Rupert Weber finished this last September and you promised it would
> >> be in
> >> 2.8. Is this how you show respect for the most stellar effort by a new
> >> talent?
> >> Shame, truly, shame on you. It's now been 5 years since the issue was first
> >> reported, you're going to add another year even though the work is done.
> >> That
> >> is, if you don't break your promise again. Where's your integrity?
> > This is very sad.
> I am not among the people working on GIMP itself - in the context of
> GIMP is primarily do work on GEGL - but I can tell both of you that
> this type of email does not serve to motivate any developer. At best
> they ignore it; at worst they get discouraged and decide that spending
> some of their spare time contributing to the common good/free
> software/GIMP is not worth it.
interesting, this because when GIMP was being developed by many people
seemingly happily so, it was the quality of the patch or plug-in or the script,
not the flavor of the ass-kissing or the style of the request.
it is the left brained people (artists and such) who are in need of constant
appreciation and reassurance to happily "do the right thing" or to "continue
to do the job as was described" but the right brained people, the more
technically adept don't need so much of the "obvious appreciation".
this easy description of two different kinds of people starts to fail when a
"right brained" seems to be needing the reassurance that the artistic sort do
but actually just wants enough credit to continue their work and pay bills and
to participate in the community that they are or have been serving in.
i have worked with actors, for instance -- in a place where actors should be,
btw. it doesn't take much to tell these creative sort that they are really
doing well, etc etc. no, actually it does take much. it takes familiarity
with their work and knowlege of their improvement.
interestingly enough, the right-brainers enjoy this also. they often fail to
know how to receive the appreciation.
something has interfered with the right-brained people having access to both
bugzilla and the source, perhaps. maybe "actors" where they should not be?
i have been waiting for more than a week for a bug to be closed which should
be closed, for instance. it might be the only way to communicate with the
developers right now, but if the developers are not looking at bugzilla, then
they will probably have to manage upset contributors with patches when they
loose patience and write to this list.
or, the obviously broken bug reporting interface that has been suggested should
be replaced with one that does what it is supposed to do.
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