On 08/12/2009 08:50 PM, Sven Neumann wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-08-11 at 20:45 +0200, Martin Nordholts wrote:
>> It has already been concluded that we want to get rid of a few data
>> resources for GIMP 2.8 and also that this requires a mechanism to
>> support backwards compatibility for scripts that uses the
>> soon-to-be-removed resources.
> It's certainly a possible solution. But it means that the obsolete data
> resources are still loaded, taking up memory and slowing down start-up.
> I wonder if we could instead create brushes such as "Circle Fuzzy (11)"
> on the fly. Shouldn't be too hard to make up some code that maps
> obsolete brush names to parameters for generated brushes. Then we could
> really remove most of the obsolete brushes.
That's a nice idea, but it is slightly more messy for non-parametric
resources. Since we are going to obsolete non-parametric resources too
I'll commit my patch soonish. Lazy loading of resources would be nice of
course, but it is more important to get 2.8 out.
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