On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 08:39:41AM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:
> > > > What do the two different GimpPreviews do? If they are so alike, why
> > > > are there two different versions? Please explain it to me as if I
> > > > did not understand programming at all (which I don't, so it will be
> > > > very easy for me to play my part :-)).
> > >
> > > There is a large difference. The GimpPreview in the GIMP is used
> > > internally, and is not avalaible to plug-ins (I you are really
> > > as naive as you pretend, I should probably should have called
> > > the plug-ins "filters"). My preview is intended for plug-ins
> > > and contains severeal bells-and-whistles, that might be usefull
> > > for plug-ins.
> > But otherwise they have the same function? Is it useful to have two
> > previews that do the same?
> they are completely different. The internal widget is a lot simpler
> and serves as a replacement for the deprecated GtkPreview. As a
> descendant of GtkDrawingArea, it provides an area where a
> GimpPreviewRenderer renders a view on a GimpViewable object. Thus, it
> could as well be called GimpView.
Uhm. Then why not rename the internal widget to have a nicer name for the
external one? This would make sense IMO! If it's a preview it should be
called that way.
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