[Clipart] Notes on 0.06 release
jon at rejon.org
Tue Aug 31 00:59:51 PDT 2004
Thanks Alan, but maybe you can budget enough time to add yourself to the
roadmap for this task of documenting our SVG support for the next
release. That would be a very big help.
On Sat, 2004-08-28 at 10:54, Alan Horkan wrote:
> 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:
> > http://www.openclipart.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OcalCompliantApplications
> > 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 possibility of the web page going out of date so it is best to future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.
> - Alan
jon at rejon.org
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