Thank you so much! A P25. It may already work with it. I'm just trying to keep the sw at a minimal. Already I have 4-5 almost always open. Another rawDev maybe taxing...but I will check it out. If I remember the last time I used it last year, the interface is very different and , yes not as user friendly as the commercial dev sw. But maybe the interface has a future direction for adapting to ease of use? :-)
Yes, we're trying to make it a bit easier to use, but it's not a fast process. The upcoming 4.1 release (real soon now) will have improvements in IIQ format support, and will also run a bit cleaner on Mac.
As an open-source software it's not only about making software for the users, it's also for the enjoyment of the developers that devote their free time to it, which means that we get new exciting algorithms tried out and that there may be several algorithms that solve the same problem in different ways. In a commercial software one would be picked and the others thrown away. The large number of tools is what make it a bit hard to navigate in for a new user.
We're step-by-step removing really redundant stuff and fix naming and improve tooltips etc, but RT is never going to be as user-friendly and streamlined as say Lightroom. RT is more direct and analytical, you have total control in the whole process from raw to output and that concept we do not intend to change even if it makes the program a bit harder to use. For some specific things RT is easier than many of the commercial softwares though, flatfield correction for example.