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:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

(just adding the hashtag to the thread because I found out hashtags in CWs don't work)

(:gimp: 's fork) is I think a step in the right direction and a cool project.
This new name isn't yet carved in stone (until GIMP 3.0) so I recommend you all to vote on this public shared document, even if in favor of Glimpse (but please at least give it some thought and look at the other ideas too):
chameleonscales.owncube.com/in

Feel free to ask me about the spreadsheet (I made it)

re: :gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

@lertsenem according to the first post it's because they refused to rename it. Initial release will be identical but rebranded

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

@ChameleonScales @brainblasted Really looking forward to seeing where it goes! I think having a bigger, more "mainstream" user base could be really good for the project.

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

@stragu I like the idea, although I don't find the double A so pretty and I think if we are to re-brand it and target a wider audience, we should give it a pretty name.

@ChameleonScales it was more of a joke, related to this toot: mastodon.social/@wakest/100847
😄
« Glimpse » is an excellent name ! 👌🏽

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

re: :gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

@maverynthia I actually wish every other image editor did like GIMP in that regard. It prevents accidental loss of project files and makes more sense. Many programs in other categories than image editing do it this way.

:gimp: For those who missed the news, #GIMP got forked big time: 

@funnypanja as you can see in their latest blog post
getglimpse.app/posts/
they plan to release the first version in september.
You can always compile the pre-release version from the source code on their github though. Personally I'll wait for the release. Unless you need it for serious reasons (e.g school project) there's no rush for trying it.

@funnypanja it's not that difficult. I could help you do it if you need, but only if you have a good reason to need it because it will take me some time to first do it right myself.

@ChameleonScales our stance on this is that the document is non-binding, but will inform further discussion. 🙂

We know people have strong opinions about the #Glimpse name, and this unofficial initiative affords an opportunity to make it clear which alternative that a) resolves concerns, b) stands up to scrutiny & c) has wide community support you prefer.

If an alternative is not found before we fork from 3.0 or there is a clear vote in favour of doing so, we will keep the “Glimpse” name.

@ChameleonScales Are people *still* talking about changing it yet again? That's wild to me.

@sky As wild as it seems, branding is a real discipline. There are schools and full-time jobs for it. So if we're a bunch of not professional marketers doing this in our free time, it can take long to find the best ideas.

@ChameleonScales just imho as a layperson, the nice sounding name chosen by those who started the project and that's already gotten positive press is the obvious choice, especially when the alternatives aren't good /shrug

I would add this opinion to your spreadsheet but I'm afraid this layperson also can't figure out how to edit it on mobile.

@ChameleonScales
as I saw someone else suggest some months ago, I'm a big fan of 'Bob FOSS' as a name for it. ;)
#BobFOSS is such a delicious #pun on #BobRoss, that that would get my vote instead.

@FiXato I think this proposal has been officially dismissed. We're looking for something sort of "marketable" and attractive for a wider audience, so this little pun is in my opinion solving the slur issue by bringing both unclarity and silliness issues.

@ChameleonScales
how is it bringing unclarity? I'd say that a name that refers to both a famous painter, and that it's a FOSS product, would have more clarity than a verb/noun such as glimpse?

Anyway, I've never really enjoyed the UI of #GIMP, so I guess I'm not in the target audience anyway.

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