Re: BonoboPreview initiative - png in a control
- From: Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>
- To: Jody Goldberg <jody gnome org>
- Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs noisehavoc org>, "Dr. David Gilbert" <gilbertd treblig org>, Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>, Jens Finke <jens triq net>, Michael Meeks <michael ximian com>, ERDI Gergo <cactus cactus rulez org>, Chris Phelps <chicane reninet com>, gnome-devel-list gnome org, gnome-2-0-list gnome org, GNOME Components <gnome-components-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: BonoboPreview initiative - png in a control
- Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 22:50:52 +0000
Jody Goldberg wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 01:08:04PM +0000, Bill Haneman wrote:
> > Well, not really. File names often are either non-unique or fail to
> > provide useful identifying info about content. Actually I think
> > string-tagging of files might be even more useful than thumbnails, for
> > all users.
> Generating a thumbnail automatically seems easy.
> Generating meaningful 'string-tagging' is murkier.
> What sorts of info would you like to see there ?
Well, things like document title (rather than just filename), maybe
another descriptive string. In some cases you can imagine easily how
such a string can be extracted from the document, in other cases it's
less obvious. But for any given document type there's probably a
reasonable heuristic, it would be up to the application to create it.
For some kinds of documents (like spreadsheets) it's less obvious to
_me_ what a decent png thumbnail would look like...
If the document has no title at all, such as just a text editor doc, we
could borrow a page from Nautilus and just grab the first n characters
or first sentence...
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