On Mon, 2010-09-20 at 22:18 +0200, fu...@gmx.net wrote:
> > GIMP can't load or save any file format except XCF without separate
> > plug-ins. So by your definition of "native support" GIMP doesn't support
> > any file formats except XCF. Most features in GIMP are implemented as
> > plug-ins. So I don't see your point in asking us to add RAW support to
> > the core. There's a plug-in for it, just as for any other file format.
> > 
> 
> You get me wrong! I don't say to program it into the core, I am just
> suggesting, that GIMP should already be shipped with all the required
> stuff (third-party libraries/plug-ins) that's needed to open/write raw
> files, instead of depending on software, that has to be
> downloaded/installed separately.

Then you should direct that suggestion to your distribution of choice.
We don't decide what's included in the GIMP package that you install. I
agree that it would be a good idea if the gimp-ufraw package was
suggested whenever you select gimp for installation. It should probably
also be included in the Windows installer.


Sven


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