Hi GIMP developers.  I'd like to see if there is anyone interested in  
working on a JavaFX plugin for the GIMP.

Please let me introduce myself. I'm Josh Marinacci from the JavaFX  
engineering team at Sun. JavaFX is our new platform for graphic &  
media intensive applications that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux (as  
well as phones and TVs in the future). Recently there have been  
threads on a few mailing lists asking for JavaFX support in the Gimp  
so I thought I'd see if there was anyone in the GIMP developer  
community interested in creating such a plugin.  Let me explain what  
this means.

Today we have something called the JavaFX Production Suite, which is a  
set of plugins for Photoshop and Illustrator.  They let you export  
graphics from those tools and then integrate them in an app you are  
building, adding animation and event handlers directly to the  
graphics. I put together a short screencast to show you how it works  
in Photoshop:


We simply don't have the developer resources to create plugins for  
tools other than Photoshop and Illustrator, but we also don't want to  
leave open source and Linux designers out of the loop. We'd love to  
help some on the GIMP community build such a plugin. We can provide  
technical support and specs, and answer questions.  I think it would  
be pretty easy for an experienced GIMP developer to build such an  
export plugin. The underlying .FXZ format is basically a zip file  
containing images and some text metadata similar to XML. It should be  
pretty easy to generate.

Please let me know if there's any interest. Thanks!

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