[scribus-dev] GetText plugin inotify
cbradney at scribus.info
Tue May 21 06:04:37 UTC 2013
On 21/05/2013, at 7:59, "a.l.e" <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:
> hi ezequiel,
>> 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!
You would need to work with cross platform notification if that is how you would see the file changes, ie Windows (7 and higher), OSX and *nix.
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