[Clipart] OCAL png first? or Inkscape import? (Mixture of OCAL + Inkscape Dev questions)

Nicu Buculei nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro
Wed Apr 29 02:17:12 PDT 2009

On 04/29/2009 08:10 AM, chovynz wrote:
> Hi all
> I have a number of questions.
> When I haven't been uploading clipart to OCAL, I've been browsing and
> generally being semi-useful in the form of rearranging the png thumbnail
> to those cliparts that are in an incorrect order. (e.g.Alternate Mozilla
> Icon <http://openclipart.org/media/files/roystonlodge/8074>). I've been
> putting the png first so that the preview image shows up.
> Q1. Is the very cool Linux-Search-and-Import-Clipart-from-OCAL feature
> going to be appearing in the windows version of Inkscape? I have
> Inkscape 0.46, built Apr  1 2008, Windows XP.

Why don't you try a recent build from the development branch? 
Anyway, this question is better answered on the Inkscape mailing lists.

> Q2. Is the Inkscape OCAL Import going to be importing the svg instead of
> png sometime in the future? Or will it continue to import the first file
> (which happens to be the png)?

Another question for the Inkscape lists... I am using a Linux build from 
the development branch and the PNG is imported, I believe this will be 
the case for 0.47.

> Q3. Based on the first two, I question whether I should be making the
> PNG the first in the OCAL files list. Should I continue doing so? (This
> is the question that I am mostly asking about.)

I think our main use case is people searching for clipart on the 
website, so we should make the experience better for them - this means 
having previews, so the PNG first.
Is not nice for Inksscape, but that is an Inkscape bug which has to be 
fixed, not papered-out with our workarounds.

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