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Where can I email devs?

Mar 5, 2011, 16:17
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Where can I email devs?
I've been searching for a way to email devs, and basically the only thing I could find was UI Suggestion page, so i made a .jpg because they only except visual descriptions basically mine was a jpg full of text... but w/e.

I'm sick of how long it takes to load up gimp. I installed a ton of brushes and now it takes a good 10-15mins to load it up. Now i have a pretty top of the range PC, although HDD is old not SSD.

Still, there's a much easier way for gimp to work. Simply don't load brushes on start.
When the user selects a brush from the brush toolbox load it up at that point! it could be a background process while the user is setting up, there's no reason why people would have to wait 3 hours to use gimp if the have an obscene amount of brushes, I didn't even get that many, maybe 400-500. IMO, it's poor programming and can easily be rectified.
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Mar 6, 2011, 07:21 (This post was last modified: Mar 6, 2011 07:27 by gcampton.)
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RE: Where can I email devs?
This is a clean gimp install, I only installed it yesterday it loaded up quickly, then went and downloaded some brushes. When starting up it gets stuck on, "Looking for data files: brushes"
I just timed exactly how long it took then and it was 6mins 24secs to load up all the brushes.

Just looked at properties, I may have under-exaggerated it's actually 2,624 Files, 63 Folders contained in the brushes folder.
Size on disk: 826mb, and there's still another 1000 or so I want to d/l.

So yeah I guess I just didn't realize how many I had. It honestly doesn't feel like 2k in the toolbox though, I would have guessed 400 at most.

EDIT: I think the problem may actually be some of the brushes as well, some brushes are HUGE (even with low ratio), like when I go to mouse-over the canvas there's a ton of lag, and the outline of the brush flashes on and off at about the same rate as a set of traffic lights that are out of order, mouse cursor becomes invisible/ hard to see, and lags across the screen when trying to move it.
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Mar 6, 2011, 11:43 (This post was last modified: Mar 6, 2011 11:48 by gcampton.)
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RE: Where can I email devs?
Hmm easily, I mostly downloaded, clouds, cracks, stains, blood spatters, coffee stains, smoke particles, hair strokes, but on top of that I also do tattooing and thus I also have band logos, Company logos(coke, pepsi for example), graphitti (7 alphabets + bling), dragons, tribal patterns, asian language characters, punk rock images, silhouettes, gothic images, skulls etc. etc etc...

Of course these aren't exactly "Brushes" by any definition, simply images made into brushes. But makes my life easy and they are fun to play around with.


EDIT: What I might do is just take everything that won't be used as a brush, all the images, and simply turn them into images(.jpgs) categorize them in folders and then delete all the brushes to reduce the lag a little.

EDIT2: still in 2nd year uni for software dev, so I doubt my skills are up to scratch to submit a patch.
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Mar 6, 2011, 12:53
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RE: Where can I email devs?
You know the exact same thing happens to word, OO, photoshop etc when you download heaps of cool fonts. Because they are loaded at the start those programs, it slows down everything heaps and it takes ages to load them up, alls I can say is I can't wait for bulldozer. I'm going to get a 12 core CPU when they get cheap enough and a couple 60gb SSD.
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Mar 6, 2011, 13:07
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RE: Where can I email devs?
(Mar 6, 2011 12:52)ofnuts Wrote:  I've been through that too. It takes some years before you realize that, well, having a really usable program is a lot more than slapping together a couple of lines of code. OTOH, if you are in that branch, reading the source code of Gimp will teach you a lot.

Oh hell yeah, I know that. I failed 1 semester because I had to make a GUI database manager that would connect to oracle, mysql, postgresql, derby, access and a couple other servers this was to be done in java using swing, and there were layout manager restrictions so nobody could just use netbeans or w/e to generate the GUI, we had to code it all by hand. On top of that the teacher asked for a number of GUI improvements over "WinSQL", so it was just a nightmare. I spent pretty much 8 weeks straight doing that assignment making it perfect. I drew all my own icons, I created a beautiful line numbering system that went into the simple JTextBox. It was handed in 2 weeks late due to me not being happy with it (it needed more functionality always), and yeah everyone else in my class scraped together bits of copied code and handed in 'shit' basically, and yet they still passed. I was miffed but w/e I learned from that, it doesn't pay to write functional programs through school. Yeah I didn't hand in C++ assignments due to that, so failed c++ and UML and passed java.

Yeah, moral of the story, functional programs are indeed complex and take a lot of time. Additionally Java:Swing sux the balls, QT PWNS IT and any siblings it may have!!!
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