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Finally back home... GUADEC was so cool.

I was really happy to meet all the people I knew by mail only, esp. all the GIMPers. Had a nice time with Sven, Tigert, Raphael, Nether, ...

Watched Tigert making two new GIMP icons in 5 minutes, amazing.

Before going back to Berlin, I first went to Sven's place where we managed to make GIMP un-compileable at 4 o'clock in the morning :-). Well, it seems all the people who are updating daily were at GUADEC, because we got no complaints.

After a hacking-free day yesterday, busy mode has returned and I had to answer students' questions in a test this morning. This afternoon we are going to correct it. Will not going to be fun, as there were 800+ students writing the test, eek. This should keep me busy for the next two days.

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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