On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 09:47:46PM +0800, Øyvind Kolås wrote:
> When such changes have landed in a stable release; there has been a
> quite long period of feedback from the users that follow development
> more closely than the users that only use stable versions of GIMP.

So, that's me, for example.

> This is also the reason that core GIMP contributors consider this
> discussion to already be done and dealt with before it flared up and
> trolls are keeping it artificially alive. The self selected beta
> testers that are willing to use the development version and work out
> problems during active development have a larger influence on
> decisions. These are also the users it makes most sense for the
> developers to spend their volunteered time communicating with – since
> these users directly contribute to finding bugs and potential problems
> early.

That doesn't appear to have been the case here. I brought this up during the
2.7.x development series, and was told that it had already been decided.

Matthew Miller           mat...@mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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