On Mon, 2 Aug 2004, Simon Budig wrote:

> Hi all.
> I am currently working on some tweaks to the generated brushes (the
> brushes you can configure interactively). In Gimp CVS you can
> generate brushes like these:
>    http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/files/generated-brushes.png
> Note, that currently the new functionality does not affect existing
> generated brushes. However, when I fiddeled with this stuff I got the
> impression, that the hardness-parameter should be a bit more extendable
> to the soft side of the brush - IMHO hardness 0.0 is not yet soft
> enough.
> I have a patch sitting here, that makes more soft brushes possible, but
> since this patch still maps the range from 0 to 1 the hardness for
> existing generated brushes would effectively be reduced, i.e. existing
> brushes will look softer when loaded with the next release of the GIMP.
> Do you think this is acceptable? Note that the current hardness could
> be reached easily by dragging the slider a bit upwards again.

Is it possible to redo your logic so that the the old hardness scale is
used, but it's possible to have negative hardness?  Alternatively, we
could use a fileformat versioning system to keep backwards compatibilty.


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