On Sun, 2010-06-20 at 22:12 +0200, Branko Vukelic wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Sven Neumann <s...@gimp.org> wrote:
> > It is actually a very difficult fix. There are hundreds of save plug-ins
> > and all would have to be fixed. Also GIMP plug-ins may save using a
> > helper plug-in that transparently enables saving to remote locations. It
> > is definitely not trivial to fix this.
> If this kind of thing cannot be implemented for all formats, then I
> guess it is a design flaw. How come things like saving a backup copy
> of the target cannot be implemented in a single place for all file
> formats? That simply stinks of bad design, sorry. Now, I'll just STFU
> since I'm not the one to contribute the patch, and hopefully this has
> been already fixed in the devel branch (I remember reading something
> about this).

Yes, it is a very terrible design and it dates back to the last
millenium. But fixing such design flaws in a backward-compatible manner
is rather difficult. Doing this correctly is on the list of things to
fix if we should ever revamp the file plug-in API.

For now we can probably fix it easily for XCF files and with some more
effort some of the most often used file plug-ins.


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