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Your point is well taken. I do not expect the Gimp people to keep on
top of printing at all.
But why not have Gutenprint be a pre-requisite to Gimp? Why deliver a
broken default printing system?
For the record, my distro does deliver the Gutenprint Gimp plug-in, but
it wasn't installed by default. As I mentioned before, this is not a
Software should "just work". We should all be moving toward this goal.
Gene Heskett wrote:
> Those of us who've used Gimp for the last half decade and more, just know
> we should also pull in gutenprint, or if your distro doesn't have it, build
> from the tarball, its not THAT difficult.
In my opinion, this attitude is completely wrong. Gimp needs to work
out-of-the-box. As I mentioned, I used Gimp for many years and I was
caught by surprise by this Gutenprint thing.
Just imagine a novice Linux user. Imagine your mother-in-law who wants
to print a photo with Gimp. She will fail. That is my point. I think
that you all are missing the point that I'm making. Your mother-in-law
will be confused by "Print" and "Print with Gutenprint". Nobody has to
worry about this garbage with Photoshop -- the user does File->Print and
it "just works". Us open-source guys are smart talented people. Let's
make software that actually works and is easy-to-use.
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