On 8/26/07, Amit Kumar Saha <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Also, I would like to know, when GEGL is integrated into the GIMP, > will it be available for the Plugins to access the GEGL as well?
The plan is that GEGL integration into GIMP will start after 2.4 is released and the 2.5 development cycle will be devoted to a process of gradual replacement, without changing the GUI significantly, thus 2.6 should be a version of GIMP that hasn't changed a lot of the GUI, but a development cycle that leads up to a GEGLified version of GIMP that can see further development and innovation. According to the plan GEGL will replace all code in the GIMP that is accessing and or modifying pixels, some forms of GIMP plug-ins will most likely be entirely replaced by GEGL plug-ins instead. And as mentioned elsewhere in this thread, GEGL plug-ins can either be descriptions of graphs, or actual C code. Another option that should already be possible if someone is thus inclined, is actually to write a GIMP plug-in for GIMP 2.4 that allows GEGL plug-ins to be used directly by current versions of GIMP, this is less interesting than another bridge that will have to be written, which is a wrapper for (at least some of) the exisitng GIMP plug-ins to work from within GEGL, this will be needed to provide legacy support for some of the older plug-ins (these plug-ins will thus still work, but have limitations wrt bit-depth and such). /Øyvind K. -- «The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed» -- William Gibson http://pippin.gimp.org/ http://ffii.org/ _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer