31 Mar 2000 neo   » (Master)

The GIMP definitely needs something like netscape-remote, i.e. a way to tell a running gimp to open images. Of course doing it in CORBA would be nice, but then we do not yet support CORBA at all and we don't want to introduce this dependancy for 1.2.

Since we are very close to a stable release, there should be no or only very few changes to the core. One way to achieve this would be to use the already available feature that allows the user to open images by dropping files onto the toolbox. A small program gimp-remote could abuse this feature by creating the necessary Xevents to simulate a drop. This idea was born a while ago, but wasn't implemented. So I thought, I'd give it a try.

Ok, finding the toolbox Xwindow was the easy part. Now I have been reading docs, manpages and gdk/gtk+ code for hours and all I know is that creating a synthetic drop event is not as easy as I thought it would be...

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