On Sun, 2 May 2004, Sven Neumann wrote: > Date: 02 May 2004 01:04:36 +0200 > From: Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: Nonexistent Entity <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Cc: Gimp Users <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp on Slashdot > > Hi, > > "Nonexistent Entity" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > I read about it in "Grokking the GIMP" AFAIR. This works in GIMP > > 1.2.5 and 2.0.1 on Win32, but I think it should work on Linux > > too. It works only when you have an Image Window selected. > > It's also explained in the startup tips: > > If your screen is too cluttered, you can press <tt>Tab</tt> multiple > times in an image window to hide or show the toolbox and other dialogs. > > I strongly suggest reading the "Tips of the Day". There are a lot of > very important hints in there.
Granted this works but lets face it until the Gimp provides the basic drawing tools that most users want people will continue to ask. I dont accept that Select+Stroke is adequate and neither will anyone that has used Microsoft Paint or Adobe Photoshop (which is almost everyone). Also Adobe Photoshop allows one to easily draw shapes (such as polygons) that are very difficult to draw using only select+Stroke. How many more of these articles must be written before the Gimp developers accept that simple drawing tools are a must for a certain type of user? If even you just accept that it is necessary and then blame lack of developer resources that would be a whole lot better than the current user hostile situtation by which users are blamed for not being "smart enough" to use the stroke tool. There is NEVER any excuse to blame the user, if something is difficult then very likely it needs to be made easier and even if the user is completely wrong they should politely be directed to the FAQ or relevant documentation. There is never any excuse to berate users for not knowing something especially if there is not good easy to find documentation. - Alan _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user