On Sunday 21 November 2004 09:29, Juhana Sadeharju wrote:
> >From:        Alan Horkan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >
> >Sven's point still stands though, adding more tools to the default
> > toolbox is not a great idea.
> I agree completely, because I did not suggest that.
> We still need a system which allows us to add as many tools as
> needed to the tool pucket --- a tool plugin system (or extended
> existing plugin system) would help. You can hide non-default
> tools as deep in the system if you wish, but users should be able
> to have the tool they want and need.
> It just does not make sense to keep a user in doing things more
> complicated way only because somebody wants keep the tool number
> down to minimum or wants avoid alternative tools (being too similar
> to existing tools).
> Could existing plugin system be expanded so that the plugins may
> create the control objects as overlays to the image windows?

One idea that is one of the pre-requisites for plugable tools is a way 
for plug-ins to receive pointer actions and coordinates.

I have openned bug 140165 to track such idea and help develop it, 
hopefully over the next development cycle. 
( http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=140165 )

We should refine the idea of a plug api for a tool to register itself 
as such, and possibly to make itself visible or not in the main 


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