[Clipart] Clip Art Browser
jon at rejon.org
Wed Aug 24 16:25:03 PDT 2005
I have tested your browser outside of inkscape.
1.) The first time the app loads, there should be all image loaded, or
some kind of random image, or some kind of text that says search for
what you need...basically, users need help.
2.) When dragging in clip art, could it land in Inkscape where it is
dropped? Is this an Inkscape or a Clip Art Browser issue?
3.) Where are the titles for all the clip art?
4.) Could the right pane collapse, or be collapsed at the beginning?
5.) Is there a way to add a light preferences menu, or a button to this.
I wonder if it is wise to put a menu or some kind of icon bar in this
app. I'm leaning towards icon menu rather than a menu because it will be
used inside apps for the most part.
6.) When doing a search, the app goes non-responsive for long periods of
time which is bad IMO.
7.) Could you add some kind of link to the image or to the open clip art
library that says "get more clip art"
8.) When running the Clip Art Browser, Inkscape is blocked and appears
frozen so then it is not possible to do drag and drop...not good! This
should be fixed. The Clip Art Browser should be spawned, the pid
recorded, etc, so that Inkscape controls that process, but so that
Inkscape can continue...
9.) The name of the program, Clip Art Browser needs to be made
consistent throughout the code
10.) You need to make the clip art indexer take an argument as to where
the clipart folder is, and then it needs to also take an argument for
where to install the index.dat it generates...if this arg. is not passed
in, then generate that file in the same dir. as where the script is run.
11.) There should be some kind of information in the GUI as to how many
images are at the apps disposal.
12.) Some kind of browse by category would be nice.
13.) Some kind of browse alphabetically would be nice too... :)
I've attached a Makefile which should go into the main directory for
your app. Now ppl. can do make install and uninstall.
Also, now it will be quite easy to do more testing, as users have a way
to get this in and out of their extensions dir easily.
Should Greg's program be a new project on the main Inkscape page, or
should it be moved into the extensions directory?
Now that I have made a makefile I'm in favor of making it its own
project. Also, it is usable by other apps, so it can be standalone.
PS: Ted, it would be great to allow for folders inside the extensions
dir to help organize new messes created by extensions with lots of
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