On 2002-10-14 at 1337.06 -0500, Kevin Myers typed this:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Myers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "gimp users" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 10:23 AM
> Subject: [Gimp-user] Threshold Crop Plug-in
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would like to develop (or preferably locate) a tool somewhat similar to
> > the default gimp autocrop, but with this difference:  It would allow you
> to
> > specify a threshold range in some manner for the border that is to be
> > cropped.  If it handles RGB that would be fine, but in my case all that I
> > really care about is grayscale.
> >
> > I've searched the gimp registry and didn't see anything similar, so I'm
> > considering writing one of my own by using the existing autocrop plug-in
> as
> > a starting point.  I've done some preliminary looking at the code and have
> > written pseudo-code for the primary changes that would be needed.
> However,
> > I can't seem to locate any docs on what you actually need in order to
> > compile a plug-in...
> >

gimptool builds plugins. try "gimptool --help" although the man page
(included in the source) would prolly help anyone developing gimp more.

> > I would think that I can easily locate and download the header file(s) for
> > libgimp.  But I'm an inexperienced C developer, and don't know what else
> if
> > anything that I may need.  I will be mucking with tiff files, but since
> gimp
> > itself will be doing all of the actual file interaction, I don't think
> that
> > I should need libtiff or anything like that, right?  Also, I don't need
> the
> > libgimp source other than the header files, do I?
> >
check Xtns -->Pdb for gimp access to the various libraries

> > Finally, I will be doing my work under Windows.  I have several compilers
> > available, including a couple of versions of Microsoft Visual C++.  I
> don't
> > want my plug-in to be dependent on Cygwin libraries or anything like that,
> > so I don't plan to use Cygwin for this development.  By default (because I
> > don't know any better) I was planning to MSVC++ 6.0 to write and compile
> the
> > plug-in.  Will this work?  Are there any other tools that I am likely to
> > need in order to develop this extremely simple plug-in?
> >
my first instinct is to tell you *not* to try to build anything for gimp
on windows.

actually, my second and third instinct tell me this too.

but if you must, there is a win-gimp developers list that will prolly be
more helpful to you.  most of the gimp developers don't waste their time
with propietory software ...

here is a document describing the dirty truth as to why gimp exists on
and here is the mail list for those poor bas^H^H^Hdevelopers:


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