On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:

> At 1:47 PM +0200 8/14/03, Sven Neumann wrote:
> >I'd like to mention that none of the proposed formats except the XML
> >approach would be capable of supporting the stuff we want to add to GIMP
> >with GEGL.
>       Well, that pretty much settles that discussion...

Not really, since that reasoning is based on an untruth.  And even if it
wasn't, it's a logical fallocy to assume that because no graph-capible
proposal was made, that XML was the only possible way of representing a
graph in a file format.

> >According the library that reads and writes the new format, GEGL should
> >provide this functionality.
> >
>       Requiring an application to incorporate all of GEGL in order
> to read/write an XCF file is, in my opinion, a recipe for it not
> getting used by other applications.  (and I say this as one of those
> other application developers).

That is why I suggest both a lightweight library and gegl routines for it.
Actually, gegl can use the lightweight library for the loading.


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