[Clipart] Forum

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Fri Apr 23 00:32:38 PDT 2004

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> i think for developers is OK, but for simple end users is completely 
> useless.
> consider the case of the simplest end user: he want to compose a 
> birthday card. he search the web and come to our website. all he can see 
> is only tarballs, no pretty pictures, no search, no ratings, no way do 
> see and download one single image.
> saying that, my next question is: what is the project goal?
> - we want to just have a huge tarball available for download
> - we want a database of images, browsable for various criteria, with 
> ratings and user comments (i understand that means a huge effort to code 
> the website)

Well, I figure we need to walk before we run, and crawl before that.  If
we can get something that's useful to developers, that's at least an
improvement over not having anything.  ;-)

For tools, you're right that the perfect tool would be a huge effort to
code.  The only sane approach I know of is to get something that does a
subset of what is needed, and have folks spend time adding features and
fixes one by one.  That way it doesn't end up having to sit on any one
person's shoulder, and we can continue to use it as we go.


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