On 07/18/2009 06:53 PM, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Sat, 2009-07-18 at 15:02 +0200, Martin Nordholts wrote:
>
>> This is what we ended up in the last discussion. Anyone have some final
>> comments or objections before I push this to master and port plug-ins to
>> use this?
>
> I wonder how much sense it makes to actually create a duplicate image.
> Most export plug-ins will want to save what's visible. So it would be
> better if we would use this chance to get away from the
> copy-image-on-export semantics and let file plug-ins save the projection
> instead. About a year ago I tried to change gimp-export-image so that it
> does not create a duplicate, but that wasn't possible w/o breaking
> backwards compatibility. Now would be a very good chance to get this
> done right.
>

I did considerer the possibility of using the projection directly with 
the API you added a while back, but I decided to go the safe and 
easy-to-port path instead. I don't think it is worth the effort to 
rewrite a lot of code that is likely to go obsolete with GEGL later anyway.

  / Martin
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