Glimpse is a downstream fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
What is different about Glimpse?
For now, not a lot! The initial aim is to provide a downstream fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program that has a less offensive name so there are no barriers to using the software in businesses and educational institutions.
This is a long-standing problem that has drawn user concern for over a decade, but whenever the issue is raised it tends to be dismissed. We do not believe the upstream project's explanation or workaround is enough to address the problem.
In future versions we intend to address other long-standing complaints, particularly around the graphical user interface.
How will the package versions work?
Glimpse will be a hard fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program based on version 2.10.12, although we will periodically include upstream updates in "batches" in future releases.
The actual version scheme we will use is still being discussed.
How can I keep up to date with Glimpse's progress?
For now, follow Bobby Moss on the fediverse. In the near future he will create a proper "project" account for people to follow. You can also "star" or "watch" this Github repository to keep up-to-date with code-level changes.
How can I contribute?
Take a look at the issues page and see where you can contribute.
Alternatively you can help by spreading the word, adding to the documentation or providing new artwork. Once we have our first release we will also start accepting financial donations to cover the costs of hosting and developing this fork.
You can also donate to this project and follow it via Patreon.