Linux.com: The GIMP's Next-Generation Imaging Core Demonstrated
Oct 18, 2006, 11:15 (1 Talkback[s])
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"GIMP developer Øyvind Kolås gave a public
demonstration of the Generic Graphical Library (GEGL) on Friday at
the Piksel 06 festival in Bergen, Norway. GEGL has long been slated
to replace the core image processing framework of the GIMP,
bringing with it entirely new data models and operations--but
development had languished to the point where many critics had
written the project off entirely.
"GEGL was first proposed in 1999, but the GIMP's existing code
base has remained in place over several revision cycles since then.
As recently as summer 2005, GEGL appeared for all practical
purposes dead in the water. Then Kolås took a determined
interest in resurrecting the project, and over the next few months
he, Sven Neumann, and Michael Natterer studied the code base and
got it into working shape again. Kolås presented their work
at the 2006 Libre Graphics Meeting in March..."