Re: [SLUG] Re: "Some good reasons not to use Linux"

From: Derek Glidden (
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 10:27:47 EST

On Thu, 2002-01-31 at 18:22, Robin (Roblimo) Miller wrote:
> > Other than proper CMYK colorspace support, what do you see as glaring
> > drawbacks in using "The Gimp" for full-on DTP?
> That's the dealbreaker right there.

Yeah, that's about what I thought.

The 2.0 development plans a completely rewritten core that will be able
to handle any colorspace you want to throw at it by being able to just
write a plugin for it. I think there's also a group trying to hack CMYK
into the current Gimp, but I don't know how far that'll ever get.

> > As far as scanner support goes, have you checked out Vuescan?
> Nope. I am one person and (contrary to popular belief) I don't have
> endless time or knowledge. :)

Just checking because I know I've mentioned it on this list a couple of
times in the past and maybe you had checked it out and found it wanting
for something, which would have surprised me. :)
> So would you be so kind as to write a review of, or short descriptive
> piece about, Vuescan for

I'd be happy to, but I've been pretty busy lately, so I don't know when
I'll be able to get to it.
> Also, please remember that you can only expect so much from a
> self-appointed futurist who lives in a trailer park. :)

Actually, my last comments about game-playing were meant to say that I
supported your idea that sometimes, you just have to run Windows or do
without, like with some of the more popular games, and sometimes I'd
rather not do without. :)

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