[Clipart] clipart Digest, Vol 42, Issue 27
nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro
Mon Sep 24 07:52:44 PDT 2007
John Olsen wrote:
> I'm no programmer but wonder how much time this sight really needs to
> be functional? I see plenty of site's like morguefile and Greg's
> fundraw that are one or two-man shows and they are doing most of what
> we are looking to do here. Seems once some of these basic needs were
> fixed up that the site would be pretty self-sufficient as long as the
> librarians kept up on checking new files.
The main difference: those sites work with images in raster formats. is
trivial to work with built-in php functions (gd library) with raster
images, produce thumbnails or so, is not that easy to convert from SVG
to raster, both gd and imagemagick support only subsets of the SVG standard.
> OTOH, we have a number of features that these sites don't have like
> RSS for each designer, and a whole share feature that just showed
> up. These seem like trivial additions when core stuff isn't being
> worked on. Maybe the problem, like a lot of volunteer stuff, is the
> easy work gets done first not necessarily the important work.
The core of ccHost is mp3 sharing, so it have the base covered for mp3s
features (so it does not need thumbnails for mp3s), adapting it for SVG
was our gimmick in the lack of another alternative.
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