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?
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).
Robert Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Tall Clubs International -- http://www.tall.org/ or 1-888-IM-TALL-2
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