On Wed, 2009-12-30 at 22:37 +0100, Cédric Gémy wrote:
> Just put the .abr file in your $HOME/.gimp-2.6/brushes. Relaunch gimp
> and it might be OK.
> Unfortunately, i feel that Gimp is running much slower when such brush
> set are loaded. It seems to me that gimp loads them all at launch time.
That is correct. But this should only affect memory usage and start-up
time. So as long as you have enough RAM, more brushes shouldn't slow
GIMP down (except for the increased start-up time).
> Is there any caching that would allow to have them available but not
> loaded full-res until we need them ?
Lazy-loading of brushes and other resource files has been proposed
several times, but it was never fully implemented. There's a bug-report
about it and we are of course appreciating patches to implement this.
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