[Clipart] Document::Manager 0.25

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Mon May 23 15:41:12 PDT 2005

On Mon, 2005-05-23 at 15:01 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Mon, May 23, 2005 at 05:17:59PM -0400, Andrew Archibald wrote:
> > Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > >Taking a small jump on the way towards 1.00.  This release focuses
> > >mainly on keywords.  Keywords are now mostly working; it accepts and
> > >tracks keyword changes but does not yet update the original SVG file.
> > >Also fleshed out documentation a bit.
> > >
> > >Will appear here, eventually:
> > >
> > >    http://search.cpan.org/~bryce/Document-Manager-0.25/
> > 
> > So, what needs to be done before an experimental clipart repository can be 
> > set up?
> > 
> > My guesses:
> > (1) Performance needs to be improved.
> > (2) Keyword changes need to actually change the file.
> > 
> > Anything else? (1) worries me, as it seems likely that a program that has 
> > trouble at 100 images is going to need some major work to be comfortably 
> > fast with 3000, let alone having room for the kind of expansion we are 
> > hoping for.
> If we're just using it for experimental purposes, the performance issues
> can probably be ignored for now.  It may be good enough to play with.
> Also, there is a quick hack that would solve the particular performance
> problem that could be done, but I still think it can be solved properly
> with a bit of creativity.
> The keyword changes should be pretty easy since we already have the code
> in SVG::Metadata to do this; it was just getting too late last night
> else I'd have done it.
> The one other thing that needs to be done is the checkout functionality
> needs to be tested, and a get_clipart script needs to be written, that
> retrieves the given ID's from the repo.  I think this should be pretty
> straightforward too; I think it could be done by taking ls_docs and then
> modifying it so instead of retrieving each document's properties, to
> retrieve the document, instead (i.e., change the call to
> Document::Manager::properties() into a call to
> Document::Manager::checkout()).  I haven't tested checkout() in a long
> time so don't remember if it works, so there may be a tad more
> implementation work to do there.
> Oh, and I'd also like to see someone else try out installing it.  For me
> the installation works pretty well, but of course I wrote it so I know
> exactly what to do!  :-) For others, it may not be documented well
> enough.  I'd appreciate it if people could give it a shot and identify
> places of confusion.  That'll allow me to improve the INSTALL
> documentation for others.  Basically, download the code to your local
> machine, untar it, follow the directions in INSTALL, see where you get
> stuck, and start asking questions from there.

I'm doing...I got distracted yesterday...


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