[Clipart] clipart and assetml

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Thu Jun 3 21:01:04 PDT 2004

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Bruno Coudoin wrote:
> I just found your clipart project. It's good news for me. As the main
> developper of gcompris (http://ofset.sf.net/gcompris), I am always
> looking after cute drawings. I even already reused 3 icons from your
> project ;) for the next gcompris release.

Hi Bruno!  Thanks, good to hear you've found use out of it.  Things have
gotten a bit quiet (but not forgotten!) as several of us had gotten tied
up with some other things temporarily.

> Beside the thanks, I come to you to introduce a software project I
> created that could be of interrest for you. It's called assetml. 
> Here is a description of the project: http://www.ofset.org/assetml
> As for the status, it works, I use it in gcompris and it's a valuable
> tool. The only drawback is the performance. You cannot use it for fast
> items access but for image browsing it's excellent (it could also be
> improved for speed).
> If a such feature and resources was widely available in linux, we could
> add an image gallery with keywords in applications like inkscape,
> oo.org, gimp, ... I personnaly would love that.
> Not sure it's clear enough. Don't hesitate to come back to me.
> What do you think of it, the implementation or the concept?

Looks pretty cool - this is more in rejon's area so I'll let him comment
on it.  We definitely have been thinking about metadata, and want to
make sure to have good metadata included in each clipart image, but
haven't gotten enough spare cycles to make it so yet.  

Rejon and I are active in Inkscape, and we're hoping it will gain
support for metadata, and the ability to interact well with a tool like
assetml would address an important need, I suspect.  


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