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I sit with a similar problem to shirish. I rarely use OCAL to find
clipart, as we use the clip art on inhouse hosted servers that have no
real access to the internet. We therefore take the package and
reformat it to be useful. This works but isnt optimum, as very manual
and we lose keywords. I would love to use the API to solve my problem,
but the API seems to be query based, not "give me all cliparts" or
"what is the status of clipart #5757575" - I keep looking at the online
API docs, but I cannot see how to do it. I havent pushed it or asked
much (couple of times in IRC), as I also have other priorities. (what
I need most is the ability to query metadata, pulling images is easy)<br>
While shirish is really wanting packages, I'm really preferring a
highly functional API - but both of us are talking about using OCAL as
a master repository with personal copies.<br>
Just FYI, not a compliant !<br>
PS I would also love the request system to work, I'd be happy to place
requests for cliparts with donation on completion.<br>
Jon Phillips wrote:
<pre wrap="">Sure, well, all this takes time and money now to get it developed.
Without time or money, things get done on the project, but in an
indeterminate amount of time. So, I love the ideas (keep em coming),
and please file them at <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://launchpad.net/openclipart">http://launchpad.net/openclipart</a>
Donations help as well!
2012/3/16 shirish शिरीष <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"><email@example.com></a>:
<pre wrap="">in-line :-
2012/3/16 Jon Phillips <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"><email@example.com></a>:
<pre wrap="">Thanks for your post! What about making smaller packaged releases?
<pre wrap="">Hi Jon,
<pre wrap="">The idea wasn't to abandon packages, but allow for people to "collect"
clipart, and then autogenerate packages.
The size of a package of all clipart was crushing our server resources.
<pre wrap="">From what I see now you have access to the Oregaon State University
Open Source Lab.
The other way which you are saying can be done as well, it will
require quite a bit of effort on the distributor's side (I'm talking
about GNU/Linux distributors). While individuals may not have an issue
as they could make a 'collection' and be happy with that, for
distributors they might find it a bit difficult.
As far as hosting or/and mirroring is concerned guess you could give a
shout on the site and possibly you might get free or/and cheap hosting
from people. I do see people talking about free space where they host
their own stuff all the time. How reliable those hosting solutions are
I never asked because I have never needed/wanted it.
I have seen the 'collections' page but figuring it out will be hard as
more content gets added to the 'collection' . For instance you have a
'clothes visualization' collection atm
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://openclipart.org/collection/collection-detail/piskot85/6218">http://openclipart.org/collection/collection-detail/piskot85/6218</a> ,
now if somebody gets motivated and makes couple of more or little more
than, would they be part of this collection or a new collection ?
If you want to go the collections way only, then would recommend have
some kind of VCS so people can know what/which images were added to
which collection ? Otherwise people would either not get some images
from collection or possibly have duplicate images which would then
need to go via a deduplication stage to make sure all the images are
unique before they are added to the archive.
In short, any way I see it, it would add a bit more complexity to the
way things run now.
At the end, its your baby so please do as you feel fit. Also there are
certain assumptions and presumptions I have made, maybe you know some
Either way it would be nice to hear whichever way you decide to go ahead.
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