[GSoC proposal] Airbrush and Calligraphy paintops

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Mar 31 19:20:47 CEST 2008

Fela Winkelmolen wrote:
> On Saturday 29 March 2008, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> I suppose you could hack on the freehand tool, just keep in mind that
>> you're dealing with a different part of the pipeline here.
> I see what you mean. But I still think that to be usable without a tablet 
> there need to be a way to for example change the rate when drawing with a 
> mouse. A way could be to write a new tool specifically designed for the 
> airbrush.

If you mean Usable, then I agree being able to change the rate is 
probably important :-). I don't think a custom tool is required, though; 
it "feels" to me like something that should be added to the freehand tool.

>> Fela Winkelmolen wrote:
>>> 2. Write the code, the interface won't need to be usable yet at this
>>> stage, it's just so that I can play with various options etc. Implement
>>> most needed features.
>> Just a comment; how will you test it if the interface isn't usable? :-)
>> Maybe I am confused what you mean by "interface".
> What I meant to say was that usability won't be a priority at this stage. I 
> will try to better express my point it the final proposal.

I see... it will be usable, but maybe not Usable :-). When I read that 
sentence, my first thought was "functional", hence the thought "how the 
heck will you test it if you can't actually use it" ;-).

Maybe something like this? "Write the code. The interface won't need to 
be tuned for usability yet at this stage." (You don't have to use that, 
of course, but you can if you like, or maybe it will inspire something.)

I think I want my tombstone to read:
Process created <date of birth>
Signal 15 received <date of death>

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