[sugar] Viewing PDFs from Browse

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu
Wed Oct 8 10:53:05 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

So Browse would create some kind of entry that would allow resuming
the reading of that book?



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