On Monday 08 October 2007 18:57:07 Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 09:27 +0200, Marcus Heese wrote:
> > I've written a small patch based on the gimp-2.4.0-rc2 sources which
> > implements a new gimp-text-fontname and gimp-text-get-extents-fontname
> > function for the PDB. In fact, I wrote this because I needed the
> > possibilities of adjusting letter/line spacing and indentation as well as
> > the possibilities of directly getting access to hinting and auto-hinting
> > in my gimp-ruby-scripts.
> >
> > As I'm totally new to gimp development I don't really know if this was
> > the right place to implement, so I just wrote two new
> > functions "gimp-text-fontname-new" and
> > "gimp-text-get-extents-fontname-new" and put them just in the same files
> > where I found the other old equivalent functions. I hope my C knowledge
> > wasn't that bad, but as gimp sources were really well arranged, it didn't
> > take me too long to get used to the syntax.
> Unfortunately it seems that you missed the comment at the top of the
> file you edited. It informs you that this file is generated code. You
> could have saved yourself a lot of work by editing the
> corresponding .pdb file instead.

Unfortunately it seems that you must be right :) ... Though it was not that 
much work and for me it's working.

> We are in need for an updated text-tool PDB API but I would really like
> to get it right this time instead of adding more kludges. There's a bug
> report for this and it would be very nice if we could get some help with
> it. Perhaps then we can get such an API for GIMP 2.6:
>  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=164539

Alright I see... I would like to help for GIMP 2.6 to get a real good 
implementation of the text-tool PDB API. So I declare myself a volunteer for 
this task.

However, is there a possibility to "add" another kludge to GIMP 2.4.x? My 
scripts won't work without a possibility of letter spacing and I don't like 
the idea of compiling always a new GIMP 2.4.x version with each update on 
every machine the scripts should work...

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