I know that this probably isn't the right place to discuss this, but I'll ask in the hopes that someone will point me in the right direction. Which developer list would be appropriate for such an email?
I am well aware that the new file open dialog has been a topic of contentious debate, and my goal isn't to arouse people's tempers. I like neither the new (GIMP 2.2) nor the old (GIMP 2.0) file open dialog; neither offers much flexibility. After looking at the dialog in jEdit (www.jedit.org), it is obvious what features are lacking. It combines the best features of a GUI and a bash shell:
1) Would people like a file open dialog incorporating the above features?
2) With the above features as part of a requirement, how difficult would it be to program such a dialog? I have been programming for upwards of five years and am currently learning GTK, but I have never programmed such a dialog before. I want to see if it is something that I, given my current skill set, could do.