On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 20:03, Andreas Plath <apl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Though I'm not a student, I've been meaning to give something back to the
> Gimp Project for sometime now. The idea above strikes me as a good place to
> start, though I might be wrong ... am I? :-) If not, I'd need a few pointers
> to get going:

Nice to see more interested developers. I'm not a developer, but I try
to anser your questions as good as possible.
Here are some useful informations for Gimp beginner:

> 1) Looking in the GIMP and GEGL dev sites, I found a list of library
> dependencies for GEGL but not one for GIMP. I haven't downloaded the source
> yet, so perhaps there's such a list in there. If not, where can I find it?
> My computer runs a vanilla Ubuntu 10.04 install, should I expect any
> problems?

You should get all needed libs with "apt-get build-dep gimp". I'm not
sure if 10.04 is recent enough because I'm using 10.10.

> 2) Are there any special guidelines for writing plugins using GEGL
> operations? Are they listed anywhere? (Looking at the GIMP dev site I
> haven't found any). Is there an already ported plugin to use as an example?
> Or a template?
> 3) Which plugins should be ported first? Is there a priority list? Is it
> possible to port all plugins given the current list of GEGL operations? If
> not, which are possible?
> 4) Is this a simple porting job or are there any documented desired
> improvements to be made on the plugins?
This should be a good starting page for you:

> 5) Where should I go for help when I need it? :-)

Go into the IRC channel to get direct feedback from the developers. Or
use the GEGL or Gimp mailing lists, but that is slower.

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