I received several replies to my opinion poll, by private e-mail or
on this list.  Here is a summary of what I got so far:

About changing the scripts that call gimp-edit-fill without setting
the colors first (thus taking the current color in use):
  A1) No change to the scripts (they would then use the fg color)
  A2) Swap foreground and background
  A3) Add a new parameter to the dialog box so that the color has to
      be specified explicitely.

Almost everybody supports A3) so I will implement that.

About flattening the image or not:
  B1) No change to the scripts
  B2) Add a "flatten image?" option to all scripts, defaults to TRUE.
  B3) Add a "flatten image?" option to all scripts, defaults to FALSE.
  B4) Never flatten, but rely on the Export mechanism (it works well).

For this, I got mixed opinions.  Several people support B3, but I
also received two suggestions to use B4.  More opinions are needed...

About the default text string in the logo scripts:
  C1) No change to the scripts
  C2) Use "The Gimp" as the default text in all scripts
  C2b)Use "The Gimp" and adjust the font size so that all scripts
      generate an image of comparable size when run with the default
  C3) Use the script name.

Here, this is a 50%-50% match between C1 and C2 (or C2b).  More
opinions are needed...

My personal opinion (in order to bias the votes towards C2b :-)) is
that the first thing that most users will do when they want to produce
a logo is to change the text (of course!) and some of the other
parameters.  But before creating a real logo with these scripts, it is
useful to run all of them quickly with the default parameters in order
to get an idea of what these scripts are doing.  Running them quickly
means not having to change the defaults.  It is much easier to compare
the results if the images have similar sizes and contain more or less
the same text.  Currently, this is not easy because you have the
"Textured" logo using the default string "The GIMP" at 200 pixels
while the "Bovinated" logo uses the longer string "Fear the Cow" at 80
pixels and the "Comic" logo uses the short string "Moo" at 85 pixels.

About adding a "padding" parameter to the scripts:
  D1) No change to the scripts
  D2) Add the "padding" parameter to the scripts that create a
      textured background.

Most people seem to support D2, so I will implement that.


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