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GIMP 2.2 Splash Screen Competition 257

Lalakis writes "The GIMP 2.2 Splash Contest is now officially open! Competition entries should be attached to the wiki before midnight next Sunday. Submit your work and get the glory (there may be a small prize sponsored, too)."
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GIMP 2.2 Splash Screen Competition

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  • Hmm (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 30, 2004 @11:56AM (#10953087)
    I wonder how many submissions of the Goatse guy they'll recieve.
  • Spash Archive (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Ford Prefect ( 8777 ) on Tuesday November 30, 2004 @12:00PM (#10953130) Homepage
    Something I've liked in the past from compiling development versions of the Gimp are the development splash screens []. Frequently containing giant photos of bugs (for squashing, obviously), fake news report screengrabs or some other warped aspects of the programmers' humour, they often show that programmer art isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    Although a couple of them were astoundingly crude - but I think that was intentional. :-)
  • by jejones ( 115979 ) on Tuesday November 30, 2004 @12:13PM (#10953251) Journal
    ...could they also ditch the ghastly font the splash screen uses for "the gimp"?
  • Re:how about... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Lalakis ( 308990 ) on Tuesday November 30, 2004 @12:18PM (#10953288) Homepage
    Most people don't really need it, but more than 8-bit per pixel color is coming soon. Next release (2.4) will add color management capabilities and the one after that (3.0), planned for the next fall, will add higher bit depth, layer effects and pretty much everything you want (all that because of the GEGL library intergration).
  • by DaHat ( 247651 ) on Tuesday November 30, 2004 @12:23PM (#10953332) Homepage
    True... but the problem with trying to go with an environmental variable for such an option is at what point does it stop?

    There are plenty of application level settings that could be offloaded to the environment with envars permitting more uniform settings on a system... but the standardization of even a portion of such possibilities would be a nightmare. Better to leave each app alone as their own island.
  • by Fallingcow ( 213461 ) on Tuesday November 30, 2004 @12:24PM (#10953347) Homepage
    Eh, sorry then, just assumed it was. Posts like that on Gimp stories are usually trolls. In spite of that, I usually agree with them :(

    The Gimp GUI is on of the most crap-tastic ones I've ever seen. Sad, because it's a nice program, but I can never get anyone to use for any length of time because the GUI is so frustrating and non-intuitive.
  • by mirko ( 198274 ) on Tuesday November 30, 2004 @12:25PM (#10953361) Journal
    I don't think the parent was off topic : this is Slashdot and there are trolls who may profit from this open Wiki page so, be sure there will be many flavoured submissions, including the goatse, tubgirl, lemon party, GNAA manifestoes...
    It's a serious question and even if it could be seen as either frightening or funny, I do NOT think it's off topic.
  • by BigSven ( 57510 ) on Tuesday November 30, 2004 @12:26PM (#10953369) Homepage
    30 seconds? It's more like 5 seconds. The first startup is slow since all plug-ins need to be queried but this info is cached and subsequent startup is a lot faster.

    I do have some ideas though that would reduce the startup time further. Some of this might make into GIMP 2.4...
  • Re:Name change (Score:2, Interesting)

    by bbc ( 126005 ) on Tuesday November 30, 2004 @03:03PM (#10955039)
    Nobody is asking you to adopt the GIMP.

    Free software is often written to scratch an itch the programmers might have. So was the GIMP. If you can use it, fine; if you cannot, fine too.

    If you want to give it a different name, grab a copy off of and distribute it under a different name. There's lots of people doing that on eBay. (Well, perhaps not lots, but both The GIMP and Project Gutenberg books have been sold on eBay under different names, presumably to draw attention away from the fact that you can get these items for free.)

"What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying." -- Nikita Khrushchev