Raphaël Quinet wrote: > - Having at least one stable GIMP release per year.
That would be nice. I am sure there are a quite a few GIMP users who would like to see some of the changes and new features available in a release version without waiting a couple of years as has happened on occasion with recent releases. > - Making it easier for newcomers to contribute to the core. I admit > that I do not know how to do that. Maybe we could start by > providing a good overview and top-down description of how GIMP > works internally? You beat me to suggesting this on the mailing list. Its something I've been thinking about for a few weeks now. In fact, I recently ran across an open source project (I forget which one) that mentioned on their web site that they had available a document which had an overview to the source tree. I thought this was a great idea. The GIMP source tree has been cleaned up and reorganized over the last few releases which makes it a bit easier to get in to but it is still a huge code base and somewhat impenetrable to someone who doesn't spend a lot of time wading through the directories. It also helps to know about auto-generated files, and what they are for. I have too many projects/interests so I haven't spent a lot of time trying to decipher GIMP's huge source tree. For me it results in my avoiding GIMP related coding that touches on the "internals". The fact I'm not a graphic designer and that GIMP far exceeds my typical needs in an image manipulation program also hasn't helped in my desire to delve too deeply in to GIMP's source. Even delving too deep in to GEGL's relatively small source tree is a bit more than I have time/inclination for at the moment. The only problem with any docs re: the GIMP source tree right now is that they will have to be restricted to GIMP 2.2 for now since the code will undergo some big changes after the 2.4 release. -- Cheers! Kevin. http://www.ve3syb.ca/ |"What are we going to do today, Borg?" Owner of Elecraft K2 #2172 |"Same thing we always do, Pinkutus: | Try to assimilate the world!" #include <disclaimer/favourite> | -Pinkutus & the Borg _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer