[sugar] Viewing PDFs from Browse

Eben Eliason eben.eliason
Wed Oct 8 10:46:29 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 4:24 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 1:40 AM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey, this looks pretty cool, actually.  One powerful addition which I
>> think is necessary in order to adopt this is the addition of a Keep
>> button in that toolbar, by which one *could* download the pdf for
>> offline reading later if wanted.
>> In a similar vein, would it be possible to create a supplemental
>> toolbar like this for other media types which browse specifically
>> supports?  I could see having a similar UI for images, and a perhaps
>> for audio and video, too.  The ability to view various formats
>> directly, yet also have a one-click means to download the file, sounds
>> promising.
> Hmm, shouldn't the act of viewing a PDF create an entry in the journal
> that allows you to resume this act? If so, shouldn't the viewer plugin
> create an entry in the journal by itself and that entry would contain
> the PDF?

Well, in this new model, I'd think not, actually.  I can view an image
directly within Browse without creating a new Journal entry.
Basically, anything Browse handles natively remains a part of my
Browse session.  Anything which it cannot, or which I explicitly wish
to keep for myself, becomes a new downloaded object.

- Eben

> Note that all this shouldn't duplicate files any more.
> Regards,
> Tomeu

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