>> Let me give you instead the perspective of a one
>> time standards developer (for computer graphics
>> programming languages GKS and CGM): very probably
>> XCF will NOT be a "standard of the future".
> Who said it should be?
Did you lose the thread of conversation? The OP
posed roughly "will xcf become a 'standard'" as a
question, and I was answering that question in that
light, not claiming that standardizing on xcf would
"be a good thing", but instead claiming that
standardizing on xcf would "be a thing unlikely to
occur" for the reasons I gave.