Obviously, normal fault-hunting can be done via gimp.pdb.message(someMessage) once a plugin is successfully registered. Windows/Dockable dialogs/Error console is obviously very helpful once an extension is up-and-running, HOWEVER I found registration fairly trying and had a number of problems getting this to work with basically no feedback about what I might be doing wrong. Ideally, getting started should be the easiest part of the process, not the hardest. Thanks for posting the guide. I'll definitely consider using that approach in future. I came across an alternative which you may consider adding (though I haven't compared the techniques for getting error-output so I don't know which one is better).
Anyways, for the reference of other users developing GIMP Pythonfu plugins under Windows, I'll repeat some information which I found very helpful when I was searching. At the very top of the .py file, it's can be useful to do something like: import sys sys.stderr = open("C:\\tmp\\errs.txt",'a') This will cause the python environment to show some otherwise-hidden startup and register-registration errors by outputting / printing them to the specified location. The example I saw used mode 'a' to append errors, rather than overwrite. Doing this allowed me to spot a mistake I was making. In addition, one can also do import sys sys.stout = open("C:\\"tmp\\msgs.txt",'a') if it's more convenient to receive output this way. >Additionally, Toolbox-prefix category is deprecated (since at least Gimp 2.6). you >should be putting your menu entry in Image-prefix category (the window displaying >the current image), or in Layers-prefix category (the right-click menu in the >layers list), but the latter requires your plug-in to take image and drawable >parameters. Can you link to where this deprecation is publicly documented? The information available on GIMP Python-fu is often out-of-date and extremely disparate, I've found. Even http://www.gimp.org/docs/python/ is out of date in some respects, at least comparing it stylistically to some examples I've seen here and elsewhere. It would be helpful to know what calls are deprecated or now broken between versions so users will have some idea of whether they're looking at an outdated (and possibly broken or unreliable) way of doing things. Your response also makes me wonder what of the other plugin-categories are (the ones that get specified in angle brackets) still work, and what their requirements are. An (outdated?) list of them I wrote down at some point went: "Toolbox", "Image", "Layers", "Channels", "Vectors", "Colormap", "Load", "Save", "Brushes", "Gradients", "Palettes", "Patterns" or "Buffers". Thanks! -- SeldomNeedy (via www.gimpusers.com/forums) _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list List address: firstname.lastname@example.org List membership: https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list List archives: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-user-list