On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 01:29:50AM -0400, Tom Rathborne wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 04:55:09PM -0500, Chris Brown wrote:
> > Mostly I need to know if there is a way to run the Gimp Perl
> > server without running the Gimp itself and without running X, as
> > the host machine will not have access to the X server.
> I have found that as long as the server can get an X connection when
> it starts, it is not terribly bothered if that X server goes away.

I was wrong about this -- oops. The Perl-Server and script-fu don't
die, but the GIMP dies. If you just do an 'xhost +' to provide a
server then an 'xhost -', the GIMP doesn't die but plugins can't run
because they can't connect.

So, I've switched to Xvfb and everything is running smoothly.

> I can call Gimp from my mod_perl handlers and everything is very
> happy.

It takes my PPC604/132 about 2.5 seconds to render some text with
freetype, add a blurred/adjusted dropshadow and save it as a GIF.
pretty impressive if you ask me.



--   Tom Rathborne     [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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