[Sugar-devel] Limiting Object Chooser to specified MIME types
eben at laptop.org
Fri May 8 11:56:39 EDT 2009
PS. The upside-down Paint icon in that mockup is meant to indicate
that there is some other activity which handles the SVG type, and this
is a stand-in icon for that. Don't take it in a literal sense.
On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Eben Eliason <eben at laptop.org> wrote:
> Actually, that's not entirely true. This was considered in the design
> for the object chooser, as can be seen here:
> In addition to specifying the generic type, the intent was to also
> allow a boolean which determined whether or not the "kind" menu
> remained enabled, and the passing of an array of supported mime types.
> This slide illustrates how images of a non-supported type are shown in
> the list, but rendered inactive and therefore un-selectable.
> As a technical note, any mime types passed which are not a subset of
> the generic type will simply be ignored.
> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 17:35, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>>> On 08.05.2009, at 17:03, James Simmons wrote:
>>>> I was interested in your comment about wrapping Object Chooser for
>>>> backward compatibility. Currently both of my Activities use Object
>>>> Chooser, but don't make any attempt to limit what Journal entries
>>>> can be chosen. I would like to limit Read Etexts to the MIME types
>>>> text/plain and application/zip, and View Slides to just application/
>>>> zip. In Sayamindu's code he is using mime.GENERIC_TYPE_IMAGE.
>>>> There does not seem to be anything comparable that would select what
>>>> I want selected. I'm looking at the code for sugar.mime here:
>>>> I'm wondering if I could make my own filter in my own Activities
>>>> that would limit the Object Chooser to just plain text and Zip
>>>> files. I would of course follow your suggestion for backward
>>>> James Simmons
>>> This was discussed several times, last I think in this thread:
>>> IMHO it would be quite a bit more useful than the restricted interface
>>> we have now. You could build such a chooser yourself using the
>>> datastore.find(query) function. But adding a similar "query" parameter
>>> to the object chooser was deemed too powerful, possibly unsupportable
>>> once the datastore was rewrittten. Maybe a list of mime types would be
>>> acceptable to add, though?
>> A bigger problem than the DS support is the UI. You currently can only
>> pass programatically a generic type such as Image instead of
>> individual mime types because the UI has only a way to change the
>> generic type.
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