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From Clay Leeds <>
Subject Re: Help FOR-308
Date Tue, 05 Oct 2004 21:27:01 GMT
On Oct 5, 2004, at 12:48 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> One of the things being tried out that this new copyless behaviour has 
> enabled is the creation of Forrest plugins. I recently started a 
> branch to explore this aspect. The idea is to simplify the core 
> Forrest sitemaps by stripping out all the non-essential stuff like the 
> docbook support. INstead we will have a docbook plugin.
> This is *very* early stage work, but if, when you feel comfortable 
> enough, you fancy helping me extract the docbook stuff into a plugin 
> that would be a very good test of the system.
> Ross

I understand the OOo support would move to this plugin as well. I like 
the idea of having all of the OOo/DocBook/whatever things in one 
convenient place. Should make it easier to get in and make 
modifications, if necessary.

For example, I'd like to see Forrest be able to take a .sxw file with 
*embedded* pictures, and output the appropriate HTML & PDF files. The 
HTML files would take screenshots and 'shrink' images down to a max 
size for placement on a page (e.g., max WIDTHxHEIGHT=640x480--user 
configurable, of course), and if the image is larger, provide a 
jump-link (configurable) to the image. The PDF would embed the highest 
resolution available for the image, but would also shrink it to 'fit' 
on the page.

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