[KimDaBa] another feature request

William Holland will at willholland.co.uk
Fri May 6 20:22:37 CEST 2005


Hi Jesper,

I don't mean to be a bore here, but I would worry about these.

1) if I am always prompted for missing images I will get irritated.  When 
would you prompt? When I try and view an image or when I view a thumbnail?
If you do this, can you remember the path, and not prompt for other images in 
this directory.  Also (as I'm sure you will) make it configurable, so I can 
switch off prompting, or 'force' a refresh.

2) The other ideas that have been suggested are much more powerful than 
this... I would like some configuration possiblities other than ~/.thumbnails
I keep my images in a separate mount (/mnt/photoarchive) and I would like to 
end up with /mnt/photoarchive/Originals /mnt/photoarchive/monitorres (my 
smaller images that I generate) and /mnt/photoarchive/thumbnails.  This would 
mean that Eivind's suggestion covers what you suggest ($HOME/.thumbnails/) as 
well as the flexibility that everyone else requires.

(as I mentioned in an earlier posting I would still be keen for kimdaba to 
support different views, of which thumbnails would be one, but I won't go on 
about that)

Cheers,

Will
  --

On Friday 06 May 2005 16:50, Jesper K. Pedersen wrote:
> Sorry, I haven't read the whole thread - I have quite a bit of backlock
> with kimdaba mails :-)
>
> For KimDaBa 2.2 I plan to improve the offline mode in two ways:
> 1) If an image is not on disk, prompt the user to make it available
> 2) Make an option (I think) to (alternatively) store thumbs in the
> ~/.thumbnail directory (there is a semi standard for this). I'm not sure if
> I can for storing thumbs next to images any more.
>
> Cheers
> Jesper.
>
> On Friday 06 May 2005 16:48, Eivind wrote:
> | Suggestion:
> |
> |
> | Currently:
> |
> | xml-file is in $PICROOT/index.xml
> |
> | thumbnail for $PICROOT/$PICDIR/$IMAGE is in
> | $PICROOT/$PICDIR/Thumbnails/$IMAGE
> |
> | How about making this configurable ? All one would need to do would be to
> | add a $CONFIGROOT that defaults to $PICROOT then the xml-file would go
> | in: $CONFIGROOT/index.xml and the Thumbnails in
> | $CONFIGROOT/$PICDIR/$IMAGE
> |
> | Changing $CONFIGROOT to say $HOME/.kimdaba would allow kimdaba to work
> | perfectly with a read-only $PICROOT.
> |
> | (yeah, I am fully aware Kimdaba ain't programmed in shell.)
> |
> | I realise I should prompt my boss into paying for this by the way :-)
> |
> |
> | 	Eivind Kjørstad
> |
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