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Table Of Contents
|1.||14 Jan 2001 - 15 Jan 2001||(4 posts)||FreeImage|
|2.||19 Jan 2001||(1 post)||Update CVS Autoconf, Automake, Libtool|
|3.||20 Jan 2001||(3 posts)||Using Two Mice|
|4.||21 Jan 2001||(1 post)||ANNOUNCE Gimp-Print 4.1.2|
|5.||16 Jan 2001||(1 post)||Denoise, Despeckle Revisited|
|6.||23 Jan 2001 - 26 Jan 2001||(8 posts)||Tiled View|
14 Jan 2001 - 15 Jan 2001 (4 posts) Archive Link: "FreeImage"
People: Raphael Quinet, , Martin Weber
Martin Weber asked about the use of FreeImage (located at http://home.wxs.nl/~flvdberg/) with the Gimp. Lourens Veen wanted to know if it was GPL compatible or if it would work with the current plugin system. Martin said it didn't have a plugin interface.
Raphael Quinet took a look at the FreeImage license and didn't think it was compatible. He said:
The spirit of this license is similar to the GPL, except that it has some sections specifically addressing the patents that could protect this code. Some things make me think that it could have problems with the GPL:
So I think that we have no other choice than to stay away from the FreeImage code. Especially if any part of it is covered by some patents. In that case, we should not even look at the code, in order to be sure that we are not involuntarily including any patented stuff in the Gimp.
Unless someone who is more qualified than me in legal matters can certify that the FreeImage license is GPL-compatible, we should not use any part of it.
2. Update CVS Autoconf, Automake, Libtool
19 Jan 2001 (1 post) Archive Link: "interesting project: update to cvs autoconf,automake,libtool"
People: Daniel R Risacher,
Daniel R. Risacher posted, "I just updated to the cvs versions of gimp, autoconf, automake and libtool. Gimp abjectly fails to build with the CVS versions of the build tools. An enterprising developer wishing to earn fame and glory might hack on this and figure out what the hell has changed in the auto-tools, and what would need to be done for the gimp to make it build with them."
3. Using Two Mice
20 Jan 2001 (3 posts) Archive Link: "Using two mice"
People: Nick Lamb, , Michael Natterer, Marc Lehmann
Nick Lamb posted that he thought there would be advantages to using two mice with the Gimp. He pointed out that with AlwaysCore and Xinput enabled, the Gimp's behavior breaks down. This could be due to GTK+ / XFree. He said the Gimp "can no longer properly detect the core cursor (you can't draw with it) and the additional mouse seems to always generate mouse down events at the origin, making it quite unusable." He wanted to know if anyone else had successfully got this to work.
Michael Natterer said he had used this setup with gdisp_shell. He has the mouse (right hand) configured to generate core events and a wacom tablet (left hand) _not_ generating core events and set to "window" mode.
Marc Lehmann mentioned that some cool effects could be generated with two wacom pens at the same time.
There were no more posts in this thread
4. ANNOUNCE Gimp-Print 4.1.2
21 Jan 2001 (1 post) Archive Link: "ANNOUNCE Gimp-Print 4.1.2"
People: Robert L Krawitz,
Robert L Krawitz posted:
All users of the Epson driver should take this release, particularly if you've had problems with the very bottom of the print not printing out and the page not ejecting (this is accompanied by a segmentation violation if it happens).
The next release of gimp-print will include a major reorganization that puts it more in line with GNU packaging standards. This is a somewhat emergency release because of large numbers of reports of problems with 4.1.1.
Print 4.1.2 contains the following fixes and improvements over 4.1.1:
5. Denoise, Despeckle Revisited
16 Jan 2001 (1 post) Archive Link: "Denoise"
People: Martin Weber,
This post was in regards to the discussion on Despeckling last week. Martin Weber posted:
I have a code for despeckling images that is based on Sethian's idea to filter out noise by using Min/Max Curvature. Currently all color channels are treated independently. This does not lead to very good results. Perhaps someone could overcome this problem and also improve the rest of the code.
He posted the source code, located at http://www.mail-archive.com/gimp-developer%40scam.xcf.berkeley.edu/msg03971/denoise.tgz
6. Tiled View
23 Jan 2001 - 26 Jan 2001 (8 posts) Archive Link: "tiled view"
People: , Nick Lamb, Mattias Engdegard
Mirar requested a feature for the Gimp"
Doing tiled images for textures used in 3d worlds, the best method I've found out isn't very good, it's the procedure of:
I made a mockup to express what I mean, http://www.mirar.org/incoming/gimp_tiled_view.jpeg (http://www.mirar.org/incoming/gimp_tiled_view.jpeg)
ie, it should be able to do two things; First, just redraw the image tiled all over the view window. Second, it should be able to do draw operations tiled over the borders of the image (and layer), so you actually can work in this mode too.
Nick Lamb suggested
Mirar suggested applying the current operation on the x+Tx*i,y+Tx*i position too, and skip the tiled view. Mattias Engdegard thought this approach was harder since all ops have to be replicated that way, including filters. " On the other hand, having brushes work modulo the image size might be handy, but is perhaps orthogonal to having a tiled view mode. Having a tiled view in 100% scale while editing the same image in a magnified window would be very handy when making tiles. But this could be implemented more generally by having a view constructed procedurally by a script --- perhaps trigged by an event mechanism, activated each time the view needs re-rendering. Preferably this should happen in the background to minimize interactive latency for the user. This would give the Gimp some of the what-if capability of spreadsheets. You work in one window as usual, and another window dynamically displays the results of certain transforms applied to the first image. This can be tiling, filters, combinations of other images etc. I can not only see the tile repeated next to itself, but also how it combines with other tiles "
Sharon And Joy
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