From: Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
   Date: 09 Aug 2004 11:15:38 +0200

   Robert L Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

   > The only API change we're looking at right now is adding
   > dimension-valued parameters.  These are like numerical
   > parameters, except that programs should present them in the
   > appropriate units, such as inches, mm, points, furlongs, or
   > whatnot.  The short-term reason for this is to allow precise
   > registration of CD's.  We could either make the change and then
   > hand it off, or we could hand it off and you could make the
   > change.  Since the only real implication of this is for the UI,
   > and it sounds like you're going to overhaul the UI, perhaps we
   > should hand it off first.

   GIMP has all this already, why would you want to deal with units in
   a library such as gimp-print?

Two reasons:

1) Gimp-Print covers more than just the GIMP -- there's also the CUPS
   driver, the Ghostscript IJS driver, and Foomatic, in addition to a
   few third party apps.

2) The dimension type tells the user interface to treat this parameter
   specially (display it in units of the user's choice).

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