Glimpse is a downstream fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program. You can find out more information on our FAQs page: https://getglimpse.app/about/
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 problematic 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 1.0 will be a simple re-branding of the GNU Image Manipulation Program based on version 2.10.12, with some minor fixes to the build system. You can see how this effort is going in the dev-g210 branch.
Subsequent releases will "hard fork" from the upstream project, but we will still periodically apply upstream updates in batches.
How can I keep up to date with Glimpse's progress?
Our official project website is now live (but still under construction) at https://getglimpse.app.
How can I contribute?
Take a look at the issues page on Github and see where you can contribute. You can also join us on Freenode IRC #glimpse or on Matrix to provide us with feedback directly and participate in the decision-making process.
Alternatively you can help by spreading the word, writing a blog post about us or providing new artwork.
You can also donate to this project and follow it via Patreon.