On Tue, 2006-06-27 at 01:43 -0300, Joao S. O. Bueno Calligaris wrote:
> I e mentioned once or two that when the script-fu and python-fu 
> scripts where brought togetehr to teh same menu space as the C 
> filters there would be confusion about which menu entry is associated 
> with a script in which language.
> I have been normally replied that "it does not matter" for the end 
> user in which language the script is in.
> Well...it _does_ matter.

No, it doesn't.

> The specif\c language matters little, but there are some side-effects. 
> Knowing which package brought which filter is more still important 
> (and also impossible in the current "everything mixed" system)
> Now I just stumbled into an 'interesting' bug arising from this 
> confusion:
> Python-fu Whirl and Pinch had overwritten the menu entry for C Whirl 
> and Pinch (moreover Python whirl and pinch is currently crashing)

There's a problem here in our menu registration code. I don't see why
two plug-ins should not be able to install menu entries with the same
label. That's a somewhat unfortunate situation then, which should of
course be avoided, but at least both procedures would be accessible

> Please notice there is no way a normal user can be aware of situations 
> like this. Actually, it is almost as annoying (to say the least) as 
> win95 and beyond "feature" of not showing the image file extensions 
> in the file browsers.
> But even win95 has different icons for different kinds of images. The 
> GIMP currently has just no clue.

No clue?? We have a plug-in browser that allows you to find out quite a
bit of information about the plug-in. We certainly don't need to clutter
our menus by adding icons that are meaningless in almost all


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