Release Glimpse Image Editor 0.2.0 · glimpse-editor/Glimpse
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Overview of Changes from Glimpse Image Editor 0.1.2 to 0.2.0 Rebased from GNU Image Manipulation Program 2.10.12 to 2.10.18 Uplifted BABL version from 0.1.68 to 0.1.78 Uplifted Mypaint-Brushes fro...
@ksynwa
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For anyone wondering, Glimpse was forked from GIMP because some people deemed the name GIMP questionable due to being potentially ablist.

@ajz
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Indeed. People have been complaining about The GIMP name for years, and several designers and artist have been reluctant about using it. I am glad that Glimpse made a difference in the wider adoption of open source software usage.

@work_at_google
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People have been complaining about The GIMP name for years, and several designers and artist have been reluctant about using it

Do you have any source for this? Not that I don’t believe you but I think you are way over exaggerating this.

@ajz
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This is based on comments in forum posts I’ve read over the years. And https://glimpse-editor.github.io/about/#what-is-glimpse-image-editor “This project was originally started due to … and whether it is still appropriate to call a 25 year old software program “the Gimp” as a joke.”

@work_at_google
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I don’t mean to come off as rude but it seems that you don’t have any tangible evidence that GIMP is a problematic name, right?

As for my anecdotes, just by looking at these drama threads you can see that big majority of people didn’t even know the alternative definition of gimp. The chances that someone knew the definition and stopped using the program because of it seem to be astronomically low, is it not?

@ajz
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Well, I simply have not bookmarked the forum posts from years ago, but see here : https://www.theregister.com/2019/08/28/gimp_open_source_image_editor_forked_to_fix_problematic_name/ - The proposal was supported by another developer, Leonora Tindall, who noted that “I have, on two occasions now, recommended this program to photography and graphic design educators (as an alternative to Photoshop) who told me that they considered it and found it good as software but weren’t permitted by their institution to use it in the classroom because of the name.”

https://thenextweb.com/dd/2019/08/28/developer-forks-gimp-image-editor-over-naughty-name/ https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gimp

@youngbrett
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It’s an embarrassing name to say to people. I don’t know what you’d expect other than anecdotes.

@Mek101
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*facepalms*

kvuj
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@adrianmalacoda
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It’s also about that. It’s just not a good name in general. GIMP’s main proprietary competitor is a verb now, but you can’t really say GIMP as a verb without it coming off badly.

The sad thing is it didn’t have to come to this. GNU Image Manipulation Program could be abbreviated “GNU Imp” and have a cute demon mascot. But, for some reason, the developers were resistant to that idea as well.

@SirLotsaLocks
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yeah same, I don’t like using a bdsm reference in professional conversation or when talking to relatives.

@work_at_google
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It’s not a reference though. GIMP stands fro Gnu Image Manipulation Program. In fact the original term is so absolutely and extremely rare that I dare you to count how many pages in on google you need to dig deep to see any bdsm related results.

@0xc0ba17
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In Google results yes, but @SirLotsaLocks@lemmy.ml asked about (I assume, verbal) conversations. For someone who doesn’t know the GIMP editor, what are the chances that they’ll visualize some latex fetish when you mention it?

@work_at_google
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Exactly, what are the chances? For example I hadn’t even heard of the word gimp as in BDSM context before this and I’m actually into BDSM.

You also have to realize big big majority of the world is not USA. For example there are 1Billion people in India and they often learn how to use GIMP in schools, just by that scale alone latex definition has no right to even compete with GIMP — the Gnu Image Manipulation Program.

@0xc0ba17
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You also have to realize big big majority of the world is not USA

I’m actually from a French-speaking country, but assumed that the whole discussion was centered on English-speaking countries (since “gimp” is an English word), and thought that “gimp” was a well-kown BDSM term. So yeah, it sounds like all of this drama around G.I.M.P. is a consequence of a vocal minority.

@trokhymchuk
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name ‘glimpse’ is already taken https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLIMPSE

@work_at_google
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So they updated some libs, ported some gimp contributions and icons and called it a 0.2.0 release? Ouch.

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