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. πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ™‚

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!

@bob @brainblasted gosh that thread is such a fucking mess, good on you folks for trying though... and I'm real excited to be able to type something not terrible whenever I want to edit something.

@bob Good initiative, but as the GNOME guys point out getting decent search results may be tricky when there's already an established name around. But maybe it'll change over the years, we shall see :)

@tomas the cool thing about websites though is you can redirect them πŸ˜‰

For now while the project is being intransigent I think we just have to do the best we can with what we have πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

@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 πŸ™‚

I would have to factor it in for the package name though to avoid repository clashes.

@Clipsey @bob I feel like both of these cases are pretty antisocial in a world where we depend on text search engines to find information; the existence of the Atom editor makes it a lot harder to find information about Atom feeds

@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.

@chaomodus Feel free to join the IRC channel on freenode.

It's not all that lively atm as it's the "fairly quiet" hours in most timezones, but hopefully it'll serve as a good starting point πŸ™‚

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