Re: [Gimp-developer] Dither patch...

2004-12-12 Thread Sven Neumann
Hi, Adam D. Moss [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I've been sitting on a backend patch for probably most of the year, that greatly improves the quality of positional/fixed dither -- against GIMP 2.0.x. I was hoping to find time to get a GIMP 2.1.x build working and forward-port the patch, but that

[Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable? [was [Bug 160890] Change Gimp name (fwd)]

2004-12-12 Thread Alan Horkan
Some people have difficulty dealing with the connotations of the term The GIMP. I wont go into details again about why some people have issues with the name, some even finding it offensive. bug 168090 suggests a name change (and it seems to be the first time anyone has wanted this enough to

Re: [Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable? [was [Bug 160890] Change Gimp name (fwd)]

2004-12-12 Thread Adam D. Moss
Alan Horkan wrote: Some people have difficulty dealing with the connotations of the term The GIMP. I wont go into details again about why some people have issues with the name, some even finding it offensive. I still find it baffling that people would get upset about something so lighthearted

Re: [Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable? [was [Bug 160890] Change Gimp name (fwd)]

2004-12-12 Thread David Gómez
Hi Alan, I don't think it is a good idea to change the project name. So you kind of answered to yourself... It is a good sign that the gimp has improved so much that people are only left with the name to complain about :) I don't complain about the name. I think it would be a fair

Re: [Gimp-developer] Dither patch...

2004-12-12 Thread Adam D. Moss
Ah, it's worse than I remembered, since the patch is actually against GIMP 1.2! But I'm compiling up GIMP 2.0.x now and so hope to have time to port this to 2.0 today, and from there hopefully it's only a short hop to 2.1.x (but I can't test that). --Adam

[Gimp-developer] scheduling name change to boondoggle

2004-12-12 Thread Carol Spears
hi, lets schedule the changing of the name TheGIMP to Boondoggle right after it is announced that you can change the name of photoshop to something less hyped and media driven also. carol ___ Gimp-developer mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable?

2004-12-12 Thread Sven Neumann
Hi, Alan Horkan [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I have to ask why reject such patches? Because IMO the name is important. If we allow the name to be changed easily, our users will not any longer know what software they are using. Contributors will be lost because they will look for the Foo project

Re: [Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable? [was [Bug 160890] Change Gimp name (fwd)]

2004-12-12 Thread Carol Spears
i have a question for you; you don't need to answer it to anyone but yourself. what does the word gimp mean to you and where ever could you have come up with this meaning? when i hear the word gimp, i get a chuckle from a media image that some pack of film geniuses inbedded into our collective

Re: [Gimp-developer] Dither patch...

2004-12-12 Thread Michael Schumacher
Adam D. Moss wrote: Ah, it's worse than I remembered, since the patch is actually against GIMP 1.2! But I'm compiling up GIMP 2.0.x now and so hope to have time to port this to 2.0 today, and from there hopefully it's only a short hop to 2.1.x (but I can't test that). Why can't you test 2.1 (or

Re: [Gimp-developer] multiple instances of splash winners

2004-12-12 Thread Sven Neumann
Hi, Joseph Heled [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Note/Disclaimer: I am *not* suggesting adding this feature into gimp. And please don't tell me I am doing something wrong or stupid or degrading gimp in any way or form. I like many of the splash screens submitted, so I select a random one at

[Gimp-developer] Re: Why not allow the name to be configurable? [was [Bug 160890] Change Gimp name (fwd)]

2004-12-12 Thread GSR - FR
[EMAIL PROTECTED] (2004-12-12 at 1719.26 +0100): If a project as big as Mozilla Firefox allows it name to be changed, why would it be an issue for the gimp? There was another project called Firebird, so there was a good reason to change it. I think Firefox option was from one point of view,

Re: [Gimp-developer] Dither patch...

2004-12-12 Thread Adam D. Moss
Michael Schumacher wrote: Why can't you test 2.1 (or 2.2pre, rather)? I thought GIMP 2.2 required GTK = 2.4. On a decent distro I'm not on a decent distro. :) --Adam -- Adam D. Moss . ,,^^ [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.foxbox.org/ co:3 ___

[Gimp-developer] A beginning GIMP Developer?

2004-12-12 Thread Henry Roeland
He all GIMP developers out there, I'm new to this list and therefore lets introduce myself first. As a Software developer I'm working for about 2 years now with Java/C/C++ and other languages like XML/XSLT. My expirence with C/C++ is about medium and I know a little about Linux/UNIX

Re: [Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable?

2004-12-12 Thread Robert L Krawitz
From: Sven Neumann [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 18:05:46 +0100 Alan Horkan [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I have to ask why reject such patches? Because IMO the name is important. If we allow the name to be changed easily, our users will not any longer know what

Re: [Gimp-developer] Dither patch...

2004-12-12 Thread Sven Neumann
Hi, Adam D. Moss [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Submitted as bug 161113. I've given it the usual selection of tests and I'm confident that it doesn't introduce any major bugs... It's in CVS now. I'll see if I can move my tree to 2.2pre tonight, though I suspect that the patch in that bug

[semi-OT] Re: [Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable?

2004-12-12 Thread Adam D. Moss
The word itself is inappropriate for software if you're trying to feed it to the unwashed masses. I said this when GIMP was chosen as a name back when it moved from Motif to GTK A correction... GIMP was called GIMP long before the move from Motif to GTK. The first public release (0.53 IIRC) was

Re: [Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable?

2004-12-12 Thread Sven Neumann
Hi, Michael J. Hammel [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 11:05, Sven Neumann wrote: I seriously doubt that the name is effectively keeping GIMP from being used. And I am all happy to ignore the very few people who are so narrow-minded as to having a problem with the name.

Re: [Gimp-developer] multiple instances of splash winners

2004-12-12 Thread Joseph Heled
Note/Disclaimer: I am *not* suggesting adding this feature into gimp. And please don't tell me I am doing something wrong or stupid or degrading gimp in any way or form. I like many of the splash screens submitted, so I select a random one at startup. If you wish to do the same, - create a

Re: [Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable?

2004-12-12 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Would it be too much of a compromise to just drop the P at the end? GNU Image Manipulator instead of GNU Image Manipulation Program ? Of course I would suggest planning and waiting until a major version change to change it. _-T

Re: [Gimp-developer] Dither patch...

2004-12-12 Thread Adam D. Moss
Sven Neumann wrote: Please do file your bug report as soon as possible. We might even still sneak it into 2.2 if you are confident that your changes don't introduce any major bugs. Submitted as bug 161113. I've given it the usual selection of tests and I'm confident that it doesn't introduce any

Re: [Gimp-developer] A beginning GIMP Developer?

2004-12-12 Thread Sven Neumann
Hi, Henry Roeland [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: He all GIMP developers out there, I'm new to this list and therefore lets introduce myself first. As a Software developer I'm working for about 2 years now with Java/C/C++ and other languages like XML/XSLT. My expirence with C/C++ is about

Re: [Gimp-developer] Why not allow the name to be configurable?

2004-12-12 Thread Michael J. Hammel
On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 11:05, Sven Neumann wrote: I seriously doubt that the name is effectively keeping GIMP from being used. And I am all happy to ignore the very few people who are so narrow-minded as to having a problem with the name. While I agree with most of what you've said in response

Re: [Gimp-developer] A beginning GIMP Developer?

2004-12-12 Thread Joao S. O. Bueno Calligaris
Hi and welcome! There are people in better position to answer you on this! But I am just quite happy to see a mail like this - I myself just go around proposing weird features, and eventually finding and fixing a minor bug. Lots of fun, either way. So...bugzilla is the way to deliver bug