On 03/23/2010 09:46 PM, Sven Neumann wrote: > On Tue, 2010-03-23 at 21:30 +0100, Martin Nordholts wrote: > >> The GIMP menu structure is a beast. But each item is well documented, in >> particular there are tooltips for most of them. The idea is to make the >> menu item labels and the descriptions of them searchable. It could be a >> text entry in the menu bar for example. > > It could be a text entry that replaces the menu-bar triggered by a > keyboard shortcut, similar to how you can switch from the path-bar to a > location entry in the file-chooser. Or it could be a UI that overlays > itself on the image. The current work on the text tool UI shows what's > possible in this respect with newer versions of GTK+. > > Would be nice to get some input from Peter on this subject. With a > little help from the guiguru, this could turn out to become a very > useful change to the GIMP UI. > > From a development point of view, it shouldn't be too difficult to > implement the actual search in the menus and plug-ins. A main focus of > the project should be on the user interface.
I think both are equally important, no one will want to use a great UI with terrible performance, and no one will want to use a very responsive but hard to use UI. I can well imagine that the amount of work for indexing and matching menu items and other arbitrary sources in a future-proof way is big enough task for a GSoC alone. -- My GIMP Blog: http://www.chromecode.com/ "GIMP 2.8 development still under control" _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer