On Sun, Aug 13, 2000 at 08:09:27PM -0400, Garry R. Osgood wrote:
> Marc Lehmann wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 13, 2000 at 01:16:39PM -0400, Tom Rathborne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > At SIGGRAPH I saw "Corel Network Painter" or something like that
> > > in action. Basically there were a bunch of people all painting
> > > on the
> > Something like emacs' opening multiple views on different
> > DISPLAY's?
> > Can gtk+ do that?
> One display server-specific thing that gets built into a particular
> compilation of GTK+-1.2.8 are choices about Xinput implementation,
> via the GTK--xinput configuration switch. Not sure how events sort
> out when one instance of GTK is faced with different flavors of
> Xservers with different tablet drivers that map their valuators into
> XEvents differently. I don't think that emacs has to deal with
> anything beyond core pointers and keyboards and is insulated from
> the XInput morass.
What? You can't use multiple pressure-sensitive styluses in emacs?
I'm surprised ... I thought emacs did everything.
> Tom? What was the mix of hardware? Or were all the platforms
It was in the CAL and I think it was a cluster of Windows machines...
or Macs ... or a mix. I didn't walk all the way around the cluster.
Oops. I didn't look very closely at how it was working, but it
appeared to me that it was actually a full copy of Network Painter per
machine and they were "sharing" the image somehow. That is, I think
painting and filters were calculated on the client side. Of course I
have nothing with which to back up that supposition. People just
seemed to have realtime feedback on their own machines.
I have no idea how it handled locking/serialization. The users didn't
need to know and were enjoying their group paint session. There was
even a text chat window where they were discussing the image.
In any case I think our question needs to be "how would it work best
for the GIMP?". I think a "network tile source" would make sense.
Another argument for abstracting the tile system from GEGL? *grin*
-- Tom Rathborne [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.aceldama.com/~tomr/
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