How to do a feature request

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Tue Dec 22 19:00:15 CET 2009

On Sunday 20 December 2009, Mag. Leonhard Landrock wrote:
> Am Sonntag 20 Dezember 2009 17:46:39 schrieb Boudewijn Rempt:
> > On Sunday 20 December 2009, Mag. Leonhard Landrock wrote:
> > > Hi to all!
> > >
> > > If I have a feature request should I only put it on or
> > > wouuld it be more useful to put it here too?  ;-)
> >
> > Both :-). Let's discuss it first, and add a ticket for it!
> Ooops.
> I already opened a bug report (wish) for it:  Bug 219454
> I hope my wish is clear.
> Boudewijn could you comment on it? How likely i it that it woul get
> implemented?
> Do you think it would be very easy to implement? Maybe a junior job?
> I'm playing with the idea to dig into the krita code. But I have only very
> little knowledge of C++.
> Maybe I really should give it a try.  ;-)

There is something already that works a bit like this: koconverter. That is a 
command-line utility that uses Krita's filters to convert between image 
formats. However, it still pops up a dialog box when the filter wants one, and 
to prevent that from happening, you'd have to extend koconverter with the 
ability to read a settings file or something like that.

Now, making it possible for the filters to save settings & read them again is 
already planned, and that should make it possible to adapt koconverter and the 
filter system to read those settings and apply them. But that needs work in 
the scariest part of KOffice, so that will not be realy easy.

Or, as Cyrille proposes, we need to redesign our filter infrastructure, and 
Krita really is not meant for managing and massaging large numbers of 
pictures, that's digikam's forte.

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