On Fri, May 27, 2005 at 02:26:07AM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
> BandiPat <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Now I'm not sure if the Gimp folks check all the plugins out before 
> > making them available or adding them, but it would seem logical to me 
> > for them to have control over that, so no harmful plugins would be 
> > submitted.  Have a contributor send the plugins to someplace, let the 
> > developers check them out, then put them up for users to add to their 
> > Gimp setup.  This, I think would make it much easier to add plugins as 
> > well as find them.
> Speaking for the core developers of GIMP, I can only say that we don't
> have the resources to do that. That is the main reason such an update
> system doesn't exist yet. It has been proposed and discussed
> frequently over the past years but so far noone has spent the time to
> actually sit down and design such a system, let alone implement it.
> If someone wants to do that, that would be very much appreciated. But
> please don't count on the core developers to test, verify and maintain
> each and every plug-in that is submitted to it.
what you can count on is constant notification that they are too busy to
help you until your life caves in on you.  then they have time to
destroy your group of people and your work.

my experience is that you can count on very eloquant apologies about
destructive activities which someone else can take to the bank.

now, apparently time-warner has sanctioned a redefinition of the word
luddite, as well.


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