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Re: FYI: GIMP Cocoa

From: Stefan Urbanek
Subject: Re: FYI: GIMP Cocoa
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 21:28:42 +0200 (CEST)

 --- strobe anarkhos <address@hidden> a écrit : > At 6:09 PM +0200 8/16/01,
Stefan Urbanek wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've found this just by accident:
> >
> >http://www.macgimp.org/article.php?sid=37&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0
> >
> >I think, if they are creating GIMP for Cocoa, it should not be difficult
> to
> >have it also on GNUstep. This can be a good 'magnet' for new people.
> >
> >Stefan
> >
> Perhaps you should actually look at the GIMP source code before creating
> excitement and anticipation (which as an OS X user, I have absolutely none
> here).

Perhaps you should look at the article above first.

An here are the sources. Well, actually it seems to be just few .nib files. I
do not have MacOSX, so I am not able to open them.


> GIMP, much like GTK, is designed from top to bottom to be used in X11. It's
> not designed in a manner which lends itself to be written as a Cocoa
> application so it will use Cocoa classes to do its user interface elements,
> or its graphics display, or its printing, or frankly anything without a
> complete rewrite (at which point I have to ask what the bloomin point would
> be).

I know that.

> It is what it is, an X11 app with a horrid interface. macgimp.org has now
> even made THEMES for GIMP, woohoo! Now we can all PRETEND!
> Seriously now, if you think that the GIMP source lends itself to becoming a
> Cocoa app (and not just a cheesy front-end to avoid using the X11 display
> server in OS X) explain how that would be possible. Otherwise I think this
> subject is dead for all eternity. 

Ask <address@hidden>. I just saw, taht there is a guy working on that and I
thought, that it can be interesting, that's all.


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