[Clipart] DiscLabel 5.0 for Mac OS X ships with support for OCAL

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Thu Nov 15 11:52:13 PST 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 11:32 -0800, Brian Bucknam wrote:
> SmileOnMyMac has released a new version of our DiscLabel application  
> for Mac OS X. In this version we have added support for SVG clip art,  
> and on our website we have a download which consists of about 1300  
> selected Open Clip Art Library images.
> We rely on keywords/tags in the SVG files, and use Apple's Spotlight  
> technology to provide a browsing-via-tags user interface for clip  
> art. Because SVG support on Mac OS X is still spotty, we convert the  
> images when they are inserted into the label design.
> Press release:
> http://www.smileonmymac.com/company/pr/dlpr20071114.html
> Product info page:
> http://www.smileonmymac.com/DiscLabel/index.html
> We really appreciate the Open Clip Art Library and all the work that  
> has gone into it. When we started planning this feature a year ago,  
> we were impressed with the quality of the OCAL images, and decided  
> that it was worth writing an SVG interpreter to access them. Our  
> interpreter doesn't handle all the SVG features in the current spec,  
> but most of the clip art seems to stick with the basics.
> Part of our process for selecting clip arts to provide alongside  
> DiscLabel was to add and/or clean up the tags in the images we  
> included.  It might be worthwhile to try to get these keyword  
> improvements applied to the SVGs on the server, but while I am quite  
> experienced with XML and Cocoa/Objective C, all of my web server  
> experience has been with Java Servlets and JSP, nothing with PHP. I  
> would need some serious PHP hand-holding, or just an http API that  
> would let me fetch and then possibly replace SVG files by file name.
> Thanks,
> Brian Bucknam
> SmileOnMyMac
> http://www.smileonmymac.com/

Brian, this is awesome and amazing! Ryan blogged it on the main
openclipart.org site!

Yes, it would be brilliant to update your cleanups and whatnot...our
engine ccHost, has an API for connecting ccHost installations...


The upload/update api needs to be fleshed out more, right Victor? What
is left to be done on that feature? 

Brian, it would be great to just allow for these updates through RESTful

Hop into our irc channel too if you'd like to talk about in realtime:
#openclipart on irc.freenode.net



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