Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 03:19 UTC, submitted by Marc Geerlings
Graphics, User Interfaces "GIMP 2.10's core will be 100% ported to GEGL, and all of the legacy pixel fiddling API for plug-ins is going to be deprecated." I'll honestly admit I have no idea what they're on about (I can't know everything about everything), but it appears to be quite a big deal.
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it appears to be quite a big deal
by l3v1 on Wed 18th Apr 2012 06:32 UTC
l3v1
Member since:
2005-07-06

It is. Take a look at gegl.org

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LouisBarman Member since:
2010-06-06

The whole of the graphics core has been moved into their own graphics core library (GEGL).

The big deal will come if other alternative UI can be written (by third parties?) with a more sensible user interface that is easy to used by beginners, including children. In theory this development should make this easy to do.

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tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

The whole of the graphics core has been moved into their own graphics core library (GEGL).

The big deal will come if other alternative UI can be written (by third parties?) with a more sensible user interface that is easy to used by beginners, including children. In theory this development should make this easy to do.


That's nice, can things like web applications, CLI programs and other things use this library? I see a lot of potential in this.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

The whole of the graphics core has been moved into their own graphics core library (GEGL).

The big deal will come if other alternative UI can be written (by third parties?) with a more sensible user interface that is easy to used by beginners, including children. In theory this development should make this easy to do.


So going out on a limb here what it could mean is it being used possibly in a desktop like GNOME/KDE or maybe even in something like LibreOffice?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Are you familiar with the new single window interface that is in gimp 2.7?

http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.7.html

I'm not sure what could be better than that. I'm also not sure how changing the graphics core in gimp allows for alternative UI's. GEGL itself has been available and capable for a while.

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