Re: [Gimp-developer] Kickstarter

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Alexander Varnin wrote:

It is not about media support of my personal case. It is about support
from Gimp project for such possibility to pay for "bugfixes". The
problem is that users don't know, that it is possible to pay for feature
request, and developers don't know where they can find users, that want
to pay them.

Do we not? Oh good. It's amazing what one can learn from mailing lists :)

I've just reviewed the request again and realized my previous answer was
invalid. Sorry about that.

You are more or less right about support from the team. The rest is,
however, highly debatable, to put it mildly.

The explanation might look boring, please bear with me :)

1. You are asking for implementing a direct copy of a Photoshop feature.
This can't happen unless it makes a perfect sense for future GEGL-based

There could be better ways to implement the kind of functionality that
history brush provides. So before we announce support for this bounty, we
need to make all sorts of considerations. The last thing we need is letting
someone do the work and then never merge the code.

2. I'm not entirely sure this is the right time for this project -- again,
for technical reasons.

Think of the visual revision history feature that was made for GIMP, but
based on a different acyclic graph system. This is something you would want
"history brush" to be compatible with, wouldn't you?

But for _that_ revision history project you need the new file format that
we haven't even seriously discussed yet. _And_ you need to adapt the
revision history system to GEGL.

I hope you now better understand that this isn't all that trivial as it
might have seemed to you (or maybe it haven't).

So yes, a little more responsiveness to your previous email wouldn't hurt
(I blame myself), but it probably wouldn't help much either.


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