tarballed BablFish observed
The build environment of GEGL has received some sorely needed attention, and as part of that babl has been polished into a stable state. Babl is a library providing GEGL with color model and data type vocabulary as well as conversions between pixel formats.
GEGL now depends on babl 0.0.4 or newer. This is the first versioned release of babl. Babl in CVS now carries the version 0.0.5, this will be incremented to 0.0.6 prior to creating the next official distribution tarball.
Babl does its job well, but not at the speed it might be capable of. To make babl more useful for GEGL and other system that might use it more and faster conversion extensions must be added.