Older blog entries for mitch (starting at number 2)

Got a bit crazy about correct context sensitive mouse cursors in GIMP's tools during the last two days.

After adding "Zoom in" and "Zoom out" cursors to the magnify tool (which is not really a bugfix), I found that the "Intelligent Scissors" were displaying totally nonsense cursors and fixed the tool (and yes, this is a bugfix :-).

The remaining problem is that many tools still need a mouse motion before they update their cursors. Immediate cursor updates however give much better feedback (it simply feels natural, i.e. "how expected", if the cursor changes as soon as e.g. a modifier key was pressed).

I think I'll look at the other tools as well...

It seems that my GIMP plug-in hacking has caused the print plug-in (which is mainly developed at sourceforge) to be totally incompatible with GIMP 1.0 and even all GIMP versions before 1.1.17

But it also seems that this problem seems to be solved soon, as it pointed both sides to the fact that we need some sort of core/ui separation for this plug-in. Doing this will also help turning the plug-in into a standalone application which can be plugged into a variety of applications (like sketch).

Synergy at work?

Anyway, if you've seen the output of the Gimp-Print plug-in, you'll love to have it pluggable into other apps. Believe me :-)

[entry updated]

Got memprof installed last night -- immediately pointed me to several huge GIMP leaks.
What a cool tool (TM).

Go and get it from Owen's page!

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