Re: BonoboPreview initiative

Op zo 09-12-2001, om 11:53 schreef ERDI Gergo:
> On 9 Dec 2001, Chris Phelps wrote:
> > With bonobo, we have the perfect mechanism for incorporating this
> > feature into future GNOME file selection widgets, and as I am currently
> > writing one, I felt that I should take this opportunity to get some
> > input on this idea. 
> [CC'ing gnome-components-list]
> I'd do it by first resolving the URI moniker for Bonobo::PersistStream,
> and then saving it to some special MIME type, like
> application/x-bonobo-preview, which would be a PNG file of a given size.

I'm not sure how you would create a graphical preview of, say, a
Gnumeric spreadsheet using PersistStream.

Wouldn't it be nicer to have the host app for the document expose a
PreviewControl interface (using a moniker). Thus, the host app has
responsibility for the preview. For apps that don't support the
interface, there could be a fallback mechanism.

Also note that for a lot of doc types a picture is not necessarily the
best preview; the subject, author, language, word count, revision may be
more useful. A couple of words may say more than a picture...


Dirk-Jan Binnema, djcb djcbsoftware nl,
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