Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Save The GIMP!

Filed under
GIMP

I recently learned that the fabulous GNU Image Manipulation Program is developed and maintained but only three main hackers!!!... There used to be another developer, but he's no longer available. To think that such an open source flagship is kept alive by so few people should help understand why the much anticipated single screen GIMP 2.8 has been delayed again.

From here I would like to ask you to help this project in whichever way you can. Spread the word, donate or offer your help as a developer.

rest here




re: Save the GIMP

It's doomed.

First off it has a name and logo that has ZERO branding what-so-ever to what the software does.

Second, it's offensive, plain and simple. It wouldn't pass thru 90% of corporates content/bad word filters.

How dumb do the developers have to be to continue on with such a stupid product name.

Finally I always imagine that somewhere out there is a hidden bank account for the 3 dev's with ADOBE pouring money into them to keep GIMP such a major suck ass product.

Stupid name, bad website, clunky application. Anyone that needs to do "real" graphics work will give it a try and run crying with wads of cash clenched in their hands begging ADOBE to sell them PHOTOSHOP at whatever price they want.

The dev's obviously have some talent, it's a shame they hide it so well behind their sad and pathetic junior high school antics.

But...

... you don't hide anything! The same old grumpy vonskippy as usual.

GIMP and the corporate world

Vonskippy, one day you'll get out of university and get a real job, so you'll know what your fantasized corporate world actually is.

I tell you, it's a lot of fun. But you should quit it when you get in your 40s, or the damage to your health will get irrecoverable.

Re: help open source by slamming it

atang1 wrote:
Too much emotions can cloud your judgement of open source mess.

Emotions? Uhm no, it's probably the wine. However I don't drink enough to compare €0 Gimp with €3300 Adobe CS5 for business, and cover in insults the former and its three creators as a consequence.

When I was in the corporate world, i was into the car engineering business. My image manipulation needs were limited to presentations to show my components or design intent in meetings, and for that, Gimp worked just fine. It was actually overkill.

The multimedia business is not the only one out there - luckily for our brains. My needs were very limited, but a photography enthusiast or even a wedding photographer can do away with the Gimp just fine as well, and that's a lot of people those three folks are helping.

The problem for the Gimp is probably that "fresh meat" developers go with alternative newer projects that have been popping up for some time, undermining also its status of must-have graphics app.

Vonskippy knows

I pee'd on his rug once.

re: crude remarks?

"Crude remarks do not amuse people?"

Yes they do. Big Grin

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

New systemd Service Promises to Automatically Swap Nvidia and AMD Video Drivers on Boot

The availability of a new project that promises to automatically swap Nvidia or AMD/ATI proprietary video drivers during the boot process of any GNU/Linux distribution that uses the controversial systemd system and service manager has been brought to our attention. Read more

Kim Dotcom to create Wikimedia-style open source Mega 3.0

Dotcom's first file locker, Megaupload, saw him accused of knowingly hosting, and indeed encouraging the upload and distribution of, stolen films and music. From his new home in New Zealand, he's fought a long legal battle on numerous fronts, fending off extradition attempts, accusing kiwi authorities of working without warrants end even trying, and failing miserably, to promote a political part . Read more

Red Hat and Fedora

Red Hat Fedora
  • Fedora LiveUSB Creator artwork
    As my first job as Red Hat design intern I received from Mo a task to create some icons for Fedora LiveUSB Creator. The liveusb-creator is a cross-platform tool for easily installing live operating systems on to USB flash drives. A Live USB system stored on flash memory, sometimes called a stick, lets you boot any USB-bootable computer into a Fedora operating system environment without writing to that computer’s hard disk.
  • LINE Messenger on Linux
  • Bodhi in Fedora 23 is Ready
  • Got the issue resolved and back to work after exams :)
    And also according to the feedback it has also been suggested to use a footer similar to the one in getfedora.org. Hence the modified design of the footer is also depicted in the mockups below. And as always feedback on these are welcome.
  • Please sign off your patches
    One aspect of open source that appeals to many people is the idea that anyone can contribute. All it takes is a great idea, a little bit of work, and you can have fame, glory, and more conference t-shirts than you know what to do with. The reality is often not quite as simple for many reasons. A common complication is software licencing. There are plenty of other locations talking about open source software licencing and the complications there of so this one will be narrowly focused and have a simple request: When submitting patches for the Linux kernel, whether to official kernel mailings lists or to Fedora, please remember sign off your patches.

Open source is the only way to operate, Accuvant researchers to release open source RFID access tool

  • VA Secretary: Open source is the only way to operate
    Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald voiced his support for open source technology July 30, as he outlined a broad reform plan that includes streamlining information technology and taking a more "holistic" look at customer service. "We have over 200 databases with customer information. That means if you want to change your address, you have to go to at least nine places to change your address at VA," said McDonald during a morning keynote July 30 at a conference in Bethesda, Md.
  • Accuvant researchers to release open source RFID access tool
    Security researchers have long known about the vulnerabilities of the RFID readers that many buildings use instead of door locks, but facilities managers have been slow to upgrade to more secure systems. To draw attention to the problem, at next week's Black Hat conference, Accuvant researchers will be releasing an open source piece of hardware that can be used to circumvent these readers.
  • OpenDaylight Project Picks Up Steam