On Wed, 16 Feb 2000, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > B2) Add a "flatten image?" option in all scripts, with the default
> > value set to TRUE.
> > B3) Add a "flatten image?" option in all scripts, with the default
> > value set to FALSE.
> > B4) Remove all calls to gimp-image-flatten as well as the option to
> > flatten the image in the scripts that already have it, because it
> > is not so important to have this option anymore.
> B2 or B3. I'm not sure if Flatten=TRUE is a reasonable default. Why hide
> the beauty of layers and masks?
OK. I'll go for B3 then.
> > C1) Leave all scripts as they are. Diversity is fun. Besides, who
> > am I to decide what the default text should be? Each author has
> > the right to decide what is best.
> > C2) Change all logo scripts to use "The Gimp" as the default text (or
> > only "GIMP" for those such as "Alien Glow" that look better in all
> > caps).
> C1. I don't see why you would want to change the default text the
> script author has choosen. Using the same string all over the place
> doesn't give any real advantage.
Well, I think that it does have two advantages: you can easily compare
the effects of several scripts on the same string, and that string
contains a reasonable mix of letters (e.g. you could check if anything
strange happens near the descender in the "p").
Hmmm... On the other hand, in order to make the comparison between
scripts even better, maybe I should also change the default font size.
Changing the font itself is not a good idea (many scripts produce much
better logos with their default font because they were designed for
it) but changing the default font size might be good. My goal would
be that a user could try a script with the default values, then switch
to another script and get something that is comparable: same text and
same overall size. Currently, the user has to change the default
values in most scripts in order to be able to compare them
side-by-side. OK, so let's see who likes this new option:
C2b) Change all logo scripts to use "The Gimp" as the default text
and to use a font size such that the resulting images would
have comparable sizes (of course the font size to use for each
script would depend on some features of the default font, which
would not be changed)