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Re: RFC: Proposal for official screenshot repo



On Fri, 5 Jan 2007 11:41:19 +0000
Steve Kemp <skx@debian.org> wrote:

[snip]
>
>     X-pic: http://screenshots.debian.net/package/version.jpg
>
>   This way multiple package versions can have distinct images, eg. the
>  package in Etch, the package in Lenny, and the package in Sid.  Each
>  of which might look completely different.

If we really use that scheme, there would be no need to declare an extra
header -- the location of the file can be calculated by the package manager
using the name of the package and the version number.

I personally find useless to have a single screenshot: what can you really
understand about the look and feel of a program by looking at a single
screenshot?

Far better would be to have some sort of "gallery" associated to the package,
described by a special file, something like

--- http://screenshots.debian.net/package/version.xml ---
<gallery>
  <screenshot>
    <filename>main.png</filename>
    <description>Package's main window</description>
  </screenshot>
  <screenshot>
    <filename>preferences.png</filename>
    <description>Package's preferences window</description>
  </screenshot>
</gallery>
--- eof ---

Then synaptic or whatever other GUI frontend can download that file and show
the screenshots as a gallery, giving also a brief description of the picture.

--
KiyuKo <eof AT kiyuko DOT org>
Resistance is futile, you will be garbage collected.

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