Lourens Veen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I realise that it's probably too late already, but dare I say C++? Did
> anyone ever even consider this?

We discussed C++ on GimpCon and came to the conclusion to use C :)
mainly for the following reasons:

- Linking: you need to create wrappers to make C programs link to
  C++ libraries.
- Gtk+: It's object model cannot be mapped properly to C++
- And of course the preferences of the developers, sorry ;)

> As for the plugin distribution, I think the nicest way would be to have
> a plugin manager that would enable you to download plugins from the web
> on the fly. Something Linux distributions have too, you just connect to
> the server, list the available plugins, let the user select what he/she
> wants, download and install them. That would IMHO certainly be the
> nicest solution.

Yeah, Snorfle (I think) had a quite detailled proposal about this on
his Gimp pages but I dont find it any more... :(

We're thinking of a Server directory structure which would enable such
automatic downloads. Basically a tree like the Debian FTP servers.
The client side of this shoulkd be relatively easy to implement
(we don't really want Debian-like dependencies, do we? :-)


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