On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 07:37:53AM +0200, Samuel Murray (Groenkloof) wrote:
> That's really cool. I have some more comments (sorry!).
> 1. Your script not only reduced large images but also enlarged small
> images, eg the apples. The enlarged apples look a bit hazy. Perhaps
> next time you run the script you could do only reductions, not enlargements.
Oh, good point. I'm currently using "pnmscale -xysize", but perhaps
I should look into Imagemagick instead of NetPBM. (Anyone know, off-hand?)
> 2. Your script doesn't reduce/resize SVGs.
I currently have no command-line tools available which understand SVGs.
> This means that the SVGs are
> not resized on the web page, which means they appear in a little
> "frame". Well, they do in Opera and FF on Windows. If the SVG is
> rather big, you can't see much on the web page (eg pink_cake.svg).
Is there some HTML tag I can provide to have the SVGs scaled to within
the 128x128 window?
> 3. Do you mind having an option "show all", at the top as well? I mean,
> to show all on a particular page -- not all the stamps in all categories
> all at once. It's not a major issue, but the reason I ask is because
> when Google indexes your pages, it indexes the entire PHP page as a
> single page, even if the text the user searched for occurs at the very
> end of the last 'page'. If you don't want to do this, it's not a
> problem -- one can simply tell translators to put "&perpage=1000" in
> their URLs :-)
I could add it, but I don't see the point in sending Google off to index
a page that I don't think users would generally want to look at
(very large, and takes a long time to download).
> 4. And here's an idea which is not for translators, but for general
> users of Tux Paint -- the download file with all the stamps are quite
> large (25 MB, I think). Some people might want to download just one
> category (eg animals). So how about (some time later) offering the
> option for people to download the categories one by one?
This is already done by Shin-Ichi when he packages for RedHat.
On Windows, you have to download everything, but you have the option of
choosing what categories to install.
I don't think Mac even has that option.
Really, I just provide the raw data. I appreciate what Shin-Ichi does
(though it ends up being 20x more work for me when I go to deal with
SourceForge's "File Release System").
I think in all cases it might be nice to have "Download all of it"
_and_ "Download each category separately" options.
But, since I don't currently have the technical skills, equipment, or
spare time to do it myself, I can only join you in _encouraging_ these
packaging changes. ;)
> Perhaps a line at the top of each stamps page saying "Click here to
> download and install all the stamps from all categories (25 MB)" (with a
> link to the download page's section about the stamps.
There is no "Stamps" section of the download page. There are platform
pages, which each include stamp downloads. :)
> Or, simply change the navigation sidebar's link name to "Stamps viewer"
> or "View stamps".
I almost think "Preview" is a better word than "View", but yeah, good
> Thanks again for this -- it could be very helpful for translators.
I hope so!!! I'll make sure to make a note & linke on the translation page.
> Well, actually I think mention of the stamps view pages should be made
> on the translation page... to remind (and subtly encourage) translators
> that they can see the stamps there.