[Inkscape-devel] [Fwd: Invitation to Participate in Summer of Code 2006]

Boudewijn Rempt boud at valdyas.org
Sun Apr 16 20:57:31 CEST 2006

On Saturday 15 April 2006 23:14, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On 4/15/06, bulia byak wrote:
> > > Adobe has gone the closed, proprietary API for their plug-ins now.
> > > There is a gaping hole for a simple bitmap effects plug-in system that
> > > would work for both bitmap graphics programs and vector graphics ones.
> > >
> > > Just my two penny's worth.
> >
> > I think it's a great idea, overall. Have you discussed it with Gimp or
> > Krita developers?
> I would add digikam developers to the list of potentially interested
> developers

It's interesting -- but not easy! There's already an "open" specification for 
plugins, that's mostly used by close source things. Difficult points are: 
expose tiles or not, scanlines or not, iterators or not, and colorspaces. Oh, 
and plugins -- just filters, or also tools, colorspaces, effects, imp/exp 
filters? In Krita, everything can be a plugin :-)

That said, we need to do something. Adobe closing their API has really created  
a whopping big opportunity for something open and better to oust them :-).

The person in the Krita team who's best suited to discuss this is Cyrille 
Berger, not me. 

I should be working on the OASIS pixel image proposal, but first it's going to 
be Easter next week, and I'll be too busy to read mail until Monday 24.
Boudewijn Rempt 
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