As I've finished the initial setup for the Git repository, here's a fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program I've started working on called "Wilber"
For now the intention is just to rebrand the upstream project so it has a less dodgy name, then track upstream releases periodically.
It will be interesting to see how this develops in the coming months & years. 🙂
As a little background, this project was spawned off the back of this failed bug report from @brainblasted
I am still getting up-to-speed with the codebase, but hopefully my existing knowledge of the programming language/build systems they use should help things along. 🙂
As an update to this, it looks like the repository may get renamed.
I started a poll, and while "Bob FOSS Studio" is the leader (for obvious reasons), as discussed in the comments it would have all kinds of horrible legal problems.
Currently "Glimpse" is the front-runner, but the poll is still open!
@tomas the cool thing about websites though is you can redirect them 😉
For now while the project is being intransigent I think we just have to do the best we can with what we have 🤷♂️
@bob Are you writing a full-text search engine for websites?
@kragen I have been made aware of this name clash.
I'm of the opinion it's a niche enough tool that people will be able to tell the difference between it & a photo editor 🙂
I would have to factor it in for the package name though to avoid repository clashes.
@bob Oooh I like glimpse! Though I am also a fan of wilber ('cause the lil logo critter is cute).
Gnu blah-blah image-thing is a tool I use daily, and the current name is a constant frustration - so again, I am just so excited you are doing this. Long term do you think you'd be building distro packages/etc as well?
I would so love a future where I can just tell people to "apt-get install glimpse", and they'll instantly be able to use an awesome tool without going "what the fuck is this name?"
@bob It has been a long time since I was involved in this kind of development in a non-corporate space, but I have been meaning to get back into it and I would be happy to setup automated package builds or something like that as well once this is all setup - assuming that is a helpful thing :)
@BunnyHearted it definitely would be! The build systems I've worked with in the past have been Gitlab -> Jenkins -> Sonatype Nexus. So I have little or no experience setting up Github with circle-ci and pushing out builds automatically.
My assumption had been that I'd have to build the source manually on each platform to get Linux/Mac/Windows builds, but hopefully there's a better way than that.
@bob If I have time I may play around with it a little bit on the weekend, and see how complicated it looks to setup/what the requirements would be :) .
@bob hello i am extremely into this project if there's anything I can do to help please let me know.
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