On Thu, May 18, 2000 at 07:31:11PM +0200, Raphael Quinet wrote:
> Except for the vines and green pepper, the latest version of the Gimp
> ships with basically the same set of brushes as version 1.0. Even the
> gimp-data-extra package does not contain anything that demonstrates
> the power of the pixmap brushes or pipes.
> There are many pages containing nice PSP tubes, for example:
> But we cannot convert them to Gimp brushes without violating some
> copyrights or some of the limitations that they put on redistribution.
> So we should try to create our own copyright-free brushes.
I would vote for:
as some pipes to include. These are very nice, demonstrate
an interesting useage of the pipes, and are actuall useful. I belive
these were originally created by narazaki? If so, and you dont mind
them being included, lets add them.
> By the way, I think that the current gimp-data-extras contain too many
> "abstract" brushes and patterns.
Definately remove the "atari" brushes. They arent useful,and are
pretty much never used. I just added them on a whim after the brush
saving plugin was created.
> I am not sure about how to coordinate this effort and how to select
> the best brushes and patterns (we need only the best stuff in the
> distribution). Any suggestions? If nobody volunteers, maybe I could
> collect the submissions (by e-mail?), put them on some web page and
> then wait for comments, but I would only do that as a last resort
> because being behind a firewall prevents me from setting up some
> automated process. That's why I am asking here for ideas and
> volunteers instead of posting a request directly on the gimp-users
> list or in comp.graphics.apps.gimp. I would be nice to do that before
> 1.2 is released.
Well, if someone has the time, we could resurect the contest
scripts and info and perhaps use that.
Alternatively, it might be easy to create a source forge page
for it, though I dont see where that would make it easier to upload.