Re: [Gimp-developer] [Gimp-user] GIMP should fork babl and GEGL

Not to mention the extra work created for localizers if they have to maintain two forks... it would be like the OpenOffice / LibreOffice mess.

I must admit I understand very little about the technical arguments put forth in this debate but from the localizer (and to a certain extent end-user) perspective, forking should be a very very very very last resort if a project is dead in the water but somehow under someone's deathgrip. Most 'normal' end users glaze over when I try to explain the difference between OpenO and LibreO... I wouldn't want to have to do that with Gimp too.


05/11/2014 12:00, sgrìobh gimp-developer-list-request gnome org:
Another advantage to forking babl and GEGL for GIMP is that GIMP's fork
of babl and GEGL could be GPLed, thus freeing the GIMP devs to add FFTW
(Fourier transforms, and other new functionality
to GIMP. FFTW is GPLed. At present, GIMP is somewhat hobbled as to what
GPL code can be used for new editing functions because the babl/GEGL
code is LGPLed.

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