it's possible to replace almost all GNOME software by software that is
more or less identically.

For example gedit can easily be replaced by pluma or even better by xed.
However, replacing GIMP is not that straightforward as replacing an

When the user interface of GIMP became more and more annoying and its
JPG export became freakish, I replaced GIMP by Krita a long time ago. In
the beging using Krita was frustrating, but on the long run this step
has proven its worth. Related to the mailing list issue, there isn't
really a good user mailing list for Krita, but at least there is one.
The list is https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kimageshop .

IMO it's important to fight back when leading projects don't care about
the user base anymore. Dropping the mailing list after a Vogon-ish
announcement is not the first thing the GNOME project does to harms the
FLOSS community.

Btw. the Evolution user community tested using Discourse GNOME as a
mailing list replacement, see
. It's disgusting, Discourse GNOME is completely unsuitable as a mailman
replacement. Unfortunately Evolution can't be replaced. I tested almost

The alternative to replacing apps such as Gimp and Evolution by other
apps, are mailing lists run by the user base. However non-official
mailing lists competing with official support channels are a PITA.

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