[scribus-dev] GetText plugin inotify
ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue May 21 05:59:43 UTC 2013
> Hi guys,
> A friend of mine (Javier in Cc) who edits a news magazine has asked if
> it was possible to implement some sort
> of "Dynamic Text Frame". The idea is to have the content of the Text
> Frame dynamically updated when
> the source of the text frame changes.
> So I thought it could be easily achieved using some inotify magic,
> detecting changes on the "imported" source file
> and refreshing the Text Frame.
> Looking at the Scribus source code I noticed there's something called
> GTPlugins, which seems the way to go.
> My questions are:
> 1. Am I on the right track?
> 2. Can anyone think of another way of doing this "dynamical" feature?
> 3. Does this feature correspond to any of the features in the roadmap  ?
>  http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/1.5.x_Roadmap
there is much interest for that feature.
it's not that hard to create, but quite hard to get right!
the main problem is: what happens with the (typographic) formattings
when you reimport the text?
once you have solution that conceptually works for you, you can go on
and program it... :-)
but if you want to have it in the mainstream scribus you will have to
find a solution that works for most people... and this might be a not so
easy problem to solve.
but i'm not sure that it's possible to do create it as a plugin...
if you need further help, just ask!
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