I'm releasing version 0.39 of the clip art browser. Naturally,
this is an almost-ready snapshot of the next major release, 0.4.
Installation works the same as with past releases, although I don't
think Jon's very cool Makefile will work. The two big missing
features that will be added for 0.4 are making the "Import Clip Art"
gui (it requires threading, and pygtk threading always drives me nuts),
and some kind of progress bar during the retrieval of large result
For this version, a ton of code was revamped, and the result is a
significantly more usable and more extensible product (I think).
The interface, in particular, was violently redone.<br>
You'll have to index your clip art using the indexClipart.py script
before using it. Also, for now, I wouldn't reccomend using the
ocal_net module with it, simply for performance... once I have a
progress dialog, that will be more doable. There's a ton of
changes in here, most of which were inspired by the recent thread about
the project on this mailing list (in particular, Nathan's xml
category-hierarchy idea proved useful). Also, this version is
significantly more independent of Inkscape. I'll provide more
documentation soon, but check out the config file; you can now have it
open up images in arbitrary programs that you specify, all cleanly
integrated into the UI. Feedback, as always, is very
welcome. I'll try to have 0.4 out by, oh say... Wednesday :).<br>