On Sunday 08 July 2007 14:37:01 Manish Singh wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 08, 2007 at 02:42:22PM -0700, David Southwell wrote:
> > I rather gather there are those who disparage gimpshop and wish it to
> > fail and those who wish it to succeed but are afraid of offending some
> > members of the former group.
> > Maybe gimp could benefit from a more catholic and generous approach being
> > espoused by everyone.
> Maybe the creator of GimpShop should have respected the GIMP community
> instead of rejecting it. He did not consult anyone on any of the GIMP
> lists at all as to proper approaches, or even showed any interest in
> actually making useful contributions.
> Since GimpShop rejects the GIMP community, we respect that decision and
> do not support it here. If you have issues with this, take it up with
> the people who do GimpShop. They can't reject the community yet expect
> simultaneously expect it to provide support.
Expectation is one thing.
IMHO this response sounds like short term thinking maintained by by malevolent
In the long term gimp needs an interface that will attract inductry standard
users. It does noit have one. An appropriate response by this list is to
encourage gimpshop back into the fold BECAUSE it has something valuable to
Anything less is biting off ones nose to spite one's face.
While your attitude may be understandable in the circumstances surely you must
see that it does not make other feel this is a friendly, welcoming and
thoughful community driven by a determination to act in the long term
interests of users.
IMHO it would be better to think of long term benefit rather rely on
emotianally driven anger.
That does not mean provide "official" or "expected" support. Just stop
spitting or discouraging legitimate dialogue.
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