[Cctools-cchost] Re: [Clipart] [PATCH] cchost user
bryce at bryceharrington.org
Mon Feb 13 11:12:22 PST 2006
On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 07:01:38AM -0800, Victor Stone wrote:
> Jon Phillips wrote:
> >On Sat, 2006-02-11 at 15:21 -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> >>Modifies some of the user viewing text, to generalize 'remixes'.
> >Hey Victor and Others on Open Clip Art Library and cctools-cchost list,
> >I'm wondering what the best way is to generalize this type of label and
> >form_tip to make it media-indepedent.
> >>What do is the best way to move forward on generalization of media type
> >>in this situation, in general for the codebase and this patch?
> The BEST way would be to have the strings be part of the skin mechanism
> and allow admins to swtich between them on install and after (i.e. your
> site will be for primarily: art, music, video, all, etc.) because if you
> make it too generic no one, at any kind of installation will know what
> you're talking about in those form tips. In many cases by the time you
> dance around the word 'remix' you run the rist of causing more confusion
> than not. If that's not generic enough, certainly the terms like 'mod'
> and 'mashup' has been miused enough.
> Second best would be to expose a string editor to admins that allows
> them, without changing code, to customize the screens to whatever they
> want. That editor would save the results to the translation file. Which
> brings me to...
This second approach would be better than the first IMHO.
> Barring that, the easiest way to do it today is to edit the strings in:
> ccextras/cc-lang.inc => cc-lang.php
> and away you go.
Well, lacking any of these things (and lacking time to figure out how to
implement them), 'remix' is just going to confuse clipart users. I was
going to just change them all to 'clipart' but noticed that 'remix' is
used in places where a more generic term would work just as well and
would make your program easier to adapt for other uses. If you don't
want patches to do this change, though, I'll go back to just changing
them to 'clipart' for our install.
Jon, speaking of which, what should I do for patches like this that we
need for the Open Clip Art Library but don't get integrated into the main
codebase? If generalization patches aren't going to get accepted than I
think we're going to have a LOT of work to keep track of outside ccHost
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