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GIMP - the parasites are back

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GIMP - the parasites are back C R 04 Jan 11:22
  GIMP - the parasites are back Bill Skaggs 04 Jan 14:48
   GIMP - the parasites are back C R 04 Jan 16:22
C R
2017-01-04 11:22:27 UTC (about 4 years ago)

GIMP - the parasites are back

This message keeps popping up every time I open an image from dropbox :
Execution error for procedure 'gimp-image-attach-parasite': 'gimp-comment' parasite validation failed: comment contains invalid UTF-8

I would at least suppress this warning by default if there's no good way of fixing the error.

As a user, my first question would be: "Why is gimp trying to attach a parasite to my image?"

Me second thought would be "What is a parasite?" Sounds like malware/tracking cookie type language.

I recommend at least changing the verbiage of this warning. It's embarrassing at best, and at worst, might lead people to assume their copy of GIMP has malware.

-C

Bill Skaggs
2017-01-04 14:48:44 UTC (about 4 years ago)

GIMP - the parasites are back

That's not a user warning, it's a bug report intended for programmers, and the proper solution is to fix the bug. It would probably be better if the term "attachment" had been used from the start rather than "parasite", but changing that now would be quite an involved process.

Bill

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 3:22 AM, C R wrote:

This message keeps popping up every time I open an image from dropbox :
Execution error for procedure 'gimp-image-attach-parasite': 'gimp-comment' parasite validation failed: comment contains invalid UTF-8

I would at least suppress this warning by default if there's no good way of fixing the error.

As a user, my first question would be: "Why is gimp trying to attach a parasite to my image?"

Me second thought would be "What is a parasite?" Sounds like malware/tracking cookie type language.

I recommend at least changing the verbiage of this warning. It's embarrassing at best, and at worst, might lead people to assume their copy of GIMP has malware.

-C
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C R
2017-01-04 16:22:22 UTC (about 4 years ago)

GIMP - the parasites are back

Fixing the problem is okay with me. I realise I'm an unusual user using trunk for production work. My boss would almost certainly misunderstand that warning, so I'm hoping I can continue to distract him from them while the problem is being fixed.

Does it need a new bug report?

Thanks. -C

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Bill Skaggs wrote:

That's not a user warning, it's a bug report intended for programmers, and the proper solution is to fix the bug. It would probably be better if the term "attachment" had been used from the start rather than "parasite", but changing that now would be quite an involved process.

Bill

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 3:22 AM, C R wrote:

This message keeps popping up every time I open an image from dropbox :
Execution error for procedure 'gimp-image-attach-parasite': 'gimp-comment' parasite validation failed: comment contains invalid UTF-8

I would at least suppress this warning by default if there's no good way of fixing the error.

As a user, my first question would be: "Why is gimp trying to attach a parasite to my image?"

Me second thought would be "What is a parasite?" Sounds like malware/tracking cookie type language.

I recommend at least changing the verbiage of this warning. It's embarrassing at best, and at worst, might lead people to assume their copy of GIMP has malware.

-C
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