[Clipart] Clipart Installer - GUI
jon at rejon.org
Tue Apr 13 02:11:27 PDT 2004
please post this type of thing to the wiki...make a page for
clients/interfaces to the repository and possibly name yours on a
separate page with these goals...
By doing this, then others can edit and comment on these thoughts. Great
ideas btw :)
On Mon, 2004-04-12 at 21:54, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > A installer could be useful. But I want to make sure that the images (SVG
> > and others) are available as simple tarballs too. That way package
> > maintainers (like for pkgsrc, FreeBSD ports, et cetera) can offer
> > ready-to-use clipart packages.
> Sure, why not. To be fair, this installer is not meant to be universal, or
> even "the" main installer. The target audience is mostly OpenOffice users.
> Part of the motivations behind the installer are:
> 1) Make it easy for OOo users to install clipart, templates and macros.
> 2) Give visibility to artists and authors so as to encourage them to
> OOo has a very large user base, and it is growing fast (20-30 million). I
> think that we can capitalize on this. If there is an OOo installer that
> gives visibility to artists, they might be encouraged to contribute as a way
> to reach more potential customers or employers.
> A third goal is to try to make the installer useful to the users of other
> programs (e.g. Inkscape, Sodipodi, KOffice). I don't know if this will be
> feasible, but I would like it to happen.
> A fourth and last goal is that I want to encourage cooperation between the
> OOo and Mozilla projects. The installer uses the Moz platform. If it goes
> well, it might generate interest in Moz from the OOo community. Some of us
> are in contact with the Moz community and are interested in finding ways in
> which we can cooperate. It would be great if some day there were a sort of
> partnership between these two projects.
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