It's very simple to do & there is no migration of data necessary.
It's not like i haven't installed and used Ubuntu before, i know what im talking about.
If you demand to have these features, you're better saving your lunch money up & buying photoshop.
Not really, GIMP has had these for a long time. I thought it would make sense to add some basic selection capability like every other application (as in, even mspaint
This program is a FREE project by Maxy & others who spend their time implementing features THEY want in THEIR program. We as users are extremely fortunate to have wonderful FREE programs like these to test & use for nothing at all.
A lot of people who defend opensource software end up pulling the "it's free" card. Don't get me wrong, it's not like i don't appreciate it being free, but that doesn't automatically make it perfect either. The "it's free" arguement is just a way to cover your ears against any sort of criticism. I'd donate a few bucks to help get the features i want, which aren't really that many.
Being snotty & demanding isn't going to get anything accomplished in the way of development. If MyPaint doesn't fulfill your personal needs, make a suggestion, then hope they add it. You need to be patient though. This is a free time endeavor. Everyone involved have to work real jobs to pay the bills.
The suggestion is already there at the beginning of the thread - add a selection feature. I'm patient enough. But saying "it's like that on purpose" sounds like a half-assed excuse to me. If that's considered snotty then i'm guilty.