Posted by: Anonymous
on October 11, 2007 03:53 PM
The GIMP is one of my favorite apps, and has been for a long time; in the years since I first saw it, the interface has changed considerably (perhaps less than I'd like), but the GIMP still seems to be the whipping boy for everyone who thinks they know True Intuitiveness when they see it. So it's the perfect project to do exactly this, and given the griping I've heard for years about the GIMP's designers alleged resistance to the perfect, clever ideas contained in outside suggestions, it's also the most gratifying of the well-known FOSS applications.
However, I'd like to see a similar public channel for visual ideas for other projects, too -- big ones like OpenOffice, Gnome, but smaller ones, too. The low-feedback route taken in this case (not a lot of bickering) lends itself well to thinking-on-screen.