On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 4:43 AM, Martin Nordholts <ense...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03/14/2011 11:59 AM, Joao S. O. Bueno wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This decision, as I see it, change the release date from within
>> "months" to within some weeks -
> May I ask for the calculations that led you to the conclusion that we
> are weeks away from a release? I haven't done the math yet, but I still
> expect us to be months away from a release.
>> I hope you have in mind that Translators have to  know about so they
>> can update translations as possible, as well. At some reasonable point
>> before the release, a "string freeze" status for GIMPshould be set
>> (even if a few string chanegs are to happen after that).
> Thanks for the reminder. We should probably enter a soft string freeze
> soon...
>> Other than translation, we have to work the Python bindings so there
>> are no functionality regressions, (whch includes the ability to work
>> with layer groups) -
>> so to the above list of bugs, we shuld at least have one more about this 
>> task.
>> (this also depends on being able to transform layer groups).
> Not including API to work with layer groups in Python is not a
> regression, it's just missing functionality in one of the scripting
> languages. It is unfortunate if GIMP 2.8 will be released without layer
> groups support in Python, but the alternative is worse: not releasing
> GIMP 2.8 at all. And we should arrange for the Python bindings to be
> automatically generated from the PDB rather than wasting man-weeks on
> manually keeping it up to date. Not an easy task perhaps, but the only
> sensible one.

Scripts which previously interated through layers are currently not
working. That is a regression.
Possibly making layer groups transform work seamlessly.

I will do my best to include such support personally over the next few
days - allright if you think it shoud
not be a blocker.

The python bindings do work from the PDB. The current matter with
layer groups is that they introduce a new kind o f object, and the
Python bindngs on't work with simple integer IDs that the PDB use -
there must be a corresponding object on the Python side. (it won't
cost a single "man week" to integrate it - but I've been so absetn I
ahven't weven checked the PDB calls available to deal with layer
groups yet).


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