On 07/13/2010 10:28 AM, Przemysław Zych wrote:
> Hi,
> As a part of my student project for "Optimizing Open-Source
> Applications" at Warsaw University I have speed up despeckle plug-in for
> gimp.
> Original version of the plugin run 56seconds for 1024x768 image with
> despeckle radius 30 and adaptive flag turned off (on my Intel Macbook
> 2.1GHz). My optimized version with the same settings completes the task
> in 3.5 seconds with the same image quality :-)
> Sources for this optimized plug-in can be downloaded from here:
> http://students.mimuw.edu.pl/~pz248275/despeckle.c
> <http://students.mimuw.edu.pl/%7Epz248275/despeckle.c>
> What should I do to get this to the gimp repository?
> Should I change the copyright header?


That sounds great.

To maximize chances of getting this into GIMP:

1. Create a regression test for the despecle plug-in that is run
    with 'make check'. This is a great way to convince us that
    your optimization in fact does not change the output, only
    improves performance.
2. Create a patch, following the instructions here:

Since your change is significant, feel free to add yourself to the 
copyright header.



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