ōyvind KolŚs wrote:

On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 14:13:54 +0200, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:


Hi,

Jean-Sebastien Senecal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:



I'm working on an open-source software for real-time mix-medias,
similar to Puredata. We've started using part of the Gimp code for
image processing. For now, I was able to move the composition
functions in paint-funcs. However, since the functions are not
documented, I find it often difficult to know what this or this is
doing. Plus, I don't understand well how the files are organized.


You are trying to reuse the part of the GIMP code that we would like
to get rid of the sooner the better. The basic image manipulation
routines date back to the early days of GIMP development and haven't
seen the refactoring that all other parts of the code have gone
through. I would not suggest to use this code at all. You should
consider to use GEGL instead. But then, GEGL is probably not at the
point yet where it would fulfill your needs.



gggl ( http://pippin.gimp.org/gggl/ ) might be a starting point, since gggl aims to be API compatible with a future GEGL. If you are going to use such functionality from a higher level programming language a future migration should be easy.

At the moment I've been mainly focusing on high quality, rather than high speed
and thus implemented most of the image processing only for floating
point buffers.
The system is designed to allow for optimizations in the form of
adding 8bit/16bit versions of operations alongside the floating point
versions.

My intention is to port my abstractions on top of gggl to GEGL, and thus my
tool chain from gggl to GEGL, after that porting the operations is one
of my priorities.

Depending on how urgent your needs are,. if you have some time to
spend helping out with GEGL development in the near future, that would
also be greatly appreciated.



Actually, part of the software we are currently developping is pretty similar to gggl. However, what we fear is that :
1) gggl as well as GEGL are not implemented with real-time processing in mind
2) none of them tries to integrate audio


What we're really looking for, and would like to contribute to in the near future if such a project takes place, would be a library that generalizes the concept of graphical flow to both audio and video (and, maybe, other inputs like signals from sensors or even chains of words) and that tries to integrate very efficient processing algorithms for at least the basic effects (like image compositions). I haven't heard of such a project for now.

I'll have a meeting soon with my coworkers on the project: we'll talk about the possibility of helping out with GEGL.

Cheers,

 Jean-Sťbastien
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