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Bug#152631: ITP: grokking-the-gimp -- Grokking the GIMP is the online version of Carey Bunks' GIMP tutorial book.

Package: wnpp
Version: N/A; reported 2002-07-11
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : grokking-the-gimp
  Version         : 1.0
  Upstream Author : Carey Bunks <cbunks@gimp-savvy.org>
* URL             : http://www.gimp-savvy.org/book
* License         : Open Publication License
  Description     : Grokking the GIMP is the online version of Carey Bunks' GIMP tutorial book.

This is the HTML version of "Grokking the GIMP", an excellent
introduction to the GIMP and to image processing in general.  It covers
the basic GIMP tools, layers, selections, masks, color spaces, color
manipulations, photo touchup and enhancement, compositing, shadows,
punchouts, bevels, and how to use the GIMP to create online content
(animated GIFs, clickable image maps etc).

"Grokking the GIMP" is very readable and includes lots of example


Now a few questions for debian-devel:

1) The license.  Is the Open Publication License acceptable for Debian?

2) The source.  Grokking the GIMP is a HTML version of a book written in
   LaTeX.  I have asked upstream for permission to package the HTML
   version, but I have not yet asked whether the LaTeX is available, but
   I think it isn't.  Is that a problem?

3) The GIFs.  "Grokking the GIMP" includes about 28 MB of GIFs.  Should
   I convert them to PNG, as there are patent issues with GIFs?  The
   license allows modifications, and I think using PNGs might also save
   some space.

4) The name.  The book's title is "Grokking the GIMP"; thus the most
   obvious package name would be "grokking-the-gimp".  Renaming it to
   "gimp-grokking" would not reflect the original title so well, but it
   would be closer to the other gimp packages on the package list.

5) The GIMP documentation.  Do you think it would be useful to include
   "Grokking the GIMP" in the GIMP's help menu if it is installed?  I
   have not yet asked the GIMP maintainer whether it is feasible or
   whether he would want to do that.  What do you think?

6) The size.  "Grokking the GIMP" is a 26 MB .tar.gz.  This is a little
   hard for people on 56K.  Would it make sense to create another
   package with graphics in a lower quality?  Or would this just be
   bloating Debian?

I hope you can help me.  



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux zarathustra 2.5.25-aisotton #2 Sat Jul 6 18:18:14 CEST 2002 i686

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