[Clipart] 0.19 Release Candidate

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Mon Mar 23 07:02:41 PDT 2009

On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:49:39 +0200
Nicu Buculei <nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro> wrote:

> Daniel Isenmann wrote:
> > 
> > I know from the old release (0.18) there are categories for the
> > cliparts. After downloading the new release, there are no
> > categories, just the author name of the image. Is this the point of
> > missing metadata you mentioned above? 
> Yes, the problem is a) ccHost does not interact with metadata inside
> the SVG files in any way (read or write) and b) the directory
> structure is oriented by user names, not categories.
> In past releases we used a directory structure for categories and the 
> direct result of this was *a lot* of duplicates, generated by images 
> being part of multiple categories.
> > Would be really great to see category again, because it's much
> > easier to package and to use those cliparts in several category
> > instead in one large directory.
> The only way to to this is to patch ccHost.

Never worked with ccHost, can't help patching it. Sadly to hear,
categories were great in the past. 

My main problem is, that creating a package and corresponding
OpenOffice gallery files ended up in one big category. This makes it
very hard to use the cliparts in OpenOffice, because you see ~12000
cliparts in a bunch without any sorting.

Thanks anyway for the explanation. 

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