[CREATE] plugin APIs feature matrix

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Thu Jul 22 03:15:47 PDT 2010


I try to compare existing plugin APIs starting with imaging ones. My goal 
is to find something useable across applications.

Please comment to complete the list or just edit the create wiki :-)

Here is the feature matrix:
API/Format 	 Technology 	 UI 	 I18N 	 parameter types 	 data types 	 graph structure
Gimp API 	C 	Gimp/Gtk 	gettext 	user defined 	8-bit G/GA/RGB/RGBA 	single instance
Krita API 	C++ 	 ?? 	Qt 	Krita options 	8/16-integers/float 1-5 channels ? 	single instance
digiKam API 	C++ 	 ?? 	Qt 	 ?? 	8/16-integers 1-4 channels ? 	single instance
KIPI 	C++ 	 ?? 	Qt 	 ?? 	8/16-integers 1-4 channel ? 	single instance
OpenGTL 	Pixelbender script 	rendered 	integers, floats, small arrays 	-- 	float RGBA 	Pixelbender graph
Oyranos 	C 	rendered XForms subset 	gettext or custom 	integers, floats, text, arrays 	custom 	single instance 
(Sorry for the bad formatting :-(, its just tab stopped.)

You can add more features you might find essential or of course other APIs 
or formats.

kind regards
Kai-Uwe Behrmann
developing for colour management 
www.behrmann.name + www.oyranos.org

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