[Clipart] Notes on 0.06 release
horkana at maths.tcd.ie
Sat Aug 28 10:54:38 PDT 2004
On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Jon Phillips wrote:
> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 11:48:16 -0700
> From: Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org>
> To: Alan Horkan <horkana at maths.tcd.ie>
> Cc: clipart-list <clipart at freedesktop.org>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] Notes on 0.06 release
> I think that we should continue with metadata in the files, but possibly
> strip it out when someone downloads. I think we should push upstream as
> well and try to get these close and open apps to support standard and
> compliant web standards.
> If you can help me compile a list, I will help submit. I already kicked
> this off here:
> Please help...you are good at this type of thing...
To be fair to other applications it would be wise to specify version the
version number whenever possible (earliest version that supports the
metadata, or most current version that does not). There is always the
possibility of the web page going out of date so it is best to future
proof it as much as possible. (Just as journalists should avoid specific
dates and times in their writing, conversely programmers really should
date stamp things whenever possible).
Adobe Illustrator and any other XMP enabled Adobe software should
definately be compatible otherwise we are doing it wrong and must fix it.
Someone should check against the Adobe SDK, or ideally create a
small test suite.
How does Sodipodi fare with our Metadata? Would having Sodipodi support
use be beneficial enough that we might want to try to convince someone to
port any relevant code from Inkscape? Adobe provide an SDK, can we
encourage the Inkscape developers to devolve the metadata functionality to
make it easier for other open source projects in general to use it?
I guess this is as good a time as any to mention the new Metadata work in
progress by Raphael Quintet
Sorry I dont have more time to help out.
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