I have not played extensively with a release supporting tagging so
forgive this possible trivial questions.

Is the tagging data stored in the resource file itself as metadata or
in some corresponding file or files?

Is it possible to pre-tag the items in a set of resources (say a brush
set) that can easily be distributed with the resources?

Are the tags managed- for example, if there is no resource with a tag
because it was deleted does the tag get removed?

Thanks in advance. I realize this may not be appropriate for a devel
list but figured those who implemented the feature would have the best
understanding st this time.

-Rob A>

On 7/19/09, Martin Nordholts <ense...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> With the integration of tagging support in GIMP we have a mechanism that
> allows us to organize resources (brushes, patterns, palettes, and
> gradients). This enables us to add a bigger set of default resources.
>
> Not being an artist myself makes me rather useless for this task. To get
> things rolling I thought I'd start a discussion on what a better set of
> default resources would be.
>
> A few things are clear:
>
>   * The new default resources must fit the product vision [1]
>   * The resources must be very general in nature
>   * We can't have a huge set of resources since we need to keep
>     the size of the tarball within reasonable limits
>   * We not only need resources, we also need to assign tags to them
>
> I think we at least should:
>
>   * Add larger variants of the circle and fuzzy circle
>     brushes, say 50, 100, 250 and 500 px
>   * Try to get rid of the Pepper, Sparks and Vine brushes
>     in a backwards compatible way
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions on adjustments and additions to the
> default set of GIMP resources?
>
>   / Martin
>
>
> [1] http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/GIMP_UI_Redesign#product_vision
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