On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 18:40 +0300, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 08:26:59 -0700, Ted Gould <ted@...> wrote:
> > One thing that you should probably make room for (but isn't implemented
> > yet) is choosing a format for the save (so, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) I'm
> > thinking perhaps a drop down selector above the filename?
> For that I need to know what is faster -- to select one of available
> formats in a combobox, or to type three letters after the dot in the
> filename to let Inscape automagically figure out, what export
> algorithm to use.
> Another "little" thingie is that exporting will require defining some
> settings like compress ration, use of LZW compression algorithm (for
> TIFF) etc. How a user would like to reach them? I'm not using this
> palette all the time, so I would like to listen to people, who have
> other experience. Use cases, please :)
I prefer to have the combo box because I hate requiring file extensions
for anything. I think that they are an evil hack, but I understand the
need to support them.
Currently the life cycle for extensions is load->preferences->execute
(and unload some time later). From the programming perspective I think
using the same preference life cycle would be nice and simple. This
would mean that another window would pop up when a format that requires
it. I don't know that this is the most eloquent, but it is certainly
the easiest to program.