Photoshop plugins in Gimp on Linux using Wine!

Kuba Ober kuba at
Fri Mar 31 11:55:37 CST 2006

On Friday 31 March 2006 10:24, Dan Kegel wrote:
> On 3/31/06, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> > > > Incidentally, the port of PSPI used winelib for no obvious reason.
> > > > Wouldn't it have been more robust just to use Wine?
> > >
> > > But it is using wine, that's what Winelib does :)
[. . .]
> > If a distribution ships this and a matching copy of Wine,
> > and stays up to date, perhaps.
> A worse problem is that PSPI can't be built without
> a closed source, non-redistributable SDK (IIRC).

You're correct. Someone needs to start a project to write an open source 
replacement for that SDK, then. I hope it's less of a job than say wine is :) 
Probably whoever has that SDK could write documentation for the underlying 
API, someone else would write the headers, link libs and whatever glue code 
needed, and would post it under BSD or somesuch.

Cheers, Kuba

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