On Tue, Jan 11, 2000 at 06:15:11PM +0100, Raphael Quinet wrote: > So maybe what we need is a new option in the gimprc, something like: > make-error-console-visible-on-first-g-message-and-leave-it-open > If you set that to true, then the error console would do what you were > expecting. Or did I misunderstand this discussion? > > Now if only all errors, debug messages and so on could use g_message() > instead of printf() (in some plug-ins), then everything would be > perfect... Mmmm, well that was part of my sort of half-thought-through expectations, we should see a lot MORE messages in a thing like the Error Console because we don't have to click "OK" for every single message... e.g. In the PNG plug-in, if I knew I was talking to the console, I would feel happy to report blow-by-blow CRC errors which may occur a few dozen times in a single (corrupted) file. However as a user I don't want twelve OK buttons to hit if I haven't got the console :) As it is, some PNG errors are reported to stderr, which is probably not useful to anyone (but it's default libpng behaviour so I have never gotten around to turning it off) and all fatal errors are reported via one or two general purpose g_message-type calls. Nick.