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Gimp Traffic #41 For 7 May 2001

By Cris Flagg

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Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 9 posts in 25K.

There were 6 different contributors. 2 posted more than once. 1 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:

1. The GIMP on Multi-User Systems

30 Apr 2001 (3 posts) Archive Link: "GIMP on multi-user systems"

People: Allan WestBlue LangDaniel Egger

Allan West posted about a departmental upgrade: " My department is going to be putting GIMP out for general use on Sun E-220R's and Ultra-10's. The Ultra-10's will be one person per console, but the E-220R's will have SunRays attached, so we'll have a many as 31 users trying to run the software concurrently." Allan wanted to know what the proper settings for the "Tile Cache" were, since 1/2 physical ram and/or all available ram were not appropriate answers. His thoughts were 2-4MB per user, or 32MB and let Solaris virtual memory handle the swapping. Blue Lang pointed out that network latency was going to kill any RAM cache benefit. Daniel Egger thought the machine should have fast enough disk IOs to handle the load, but added that having a complete picture in RAM is never a bad idea.

2. Clipboard Selection in the Gimp

2 May 2001 (5 posts) Archive Link: "The clipboard selection in thegimp"

People: Hans BreuerSven Neumann

Philip Van Hoof was wondering how to copy an image from Gimp to the clipboard to be available in other GKT+ applications. Sven Neumann replied that Gimp does not use XClipboard, and since GTK+ clipboard is used, it can only be used for text images. Sven also suggested using temporary files instead. Philip wondered if writing a Gimp plugin might solve the problem. He also wondered if this was more trouble than it was worth. Sven thought it was possible to write such a plugin, since gimp-edit-copy and gimp-edit-paste were available through the PDB Hans Breuer pointed to a win32 version of such a plugin that had no Linux match. Hans thought that it would be rather straight forward to develop a clipboard plugin if one had developed in C before and understood the X Clipboard API.

3. The GIMP on OS/2

2 May 2001 (3 posts) Subject: "(no subject)"

People: Ken AmesSven NeumannSven Neumann

Ken Ames was trying to build Gimp on OS/2 but the auto tools kept raising errors like " aclocal: 293: macro `AM_PATH_GLIB_' not found in library" Sven Neumann replied " standard aclocal problem: aclocal only searchs in /usr/share/aclocal while glib installs its aclocal macros into the specified prefix (often /usr/local/share/aclocal). One solution is to copy all m4 files from /usr/share/aclocal into $prefix/share/aclocal and replace /usr/share/aclocal with a link to $prefix/share/aclocal. Please note that you should not need to use the auto tools if you compile from a gimp tarball. The problem you describe only arises when you compile from CVS and need to rebuild the configure script. "







Sharon And Joy

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