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From Andrew Jaquith <andrew.jaqu...@me.com>
Subject Re: Image thumbnail proposal
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:30:41 GMT
Sounds great (seriously!)... but I think it might have to wait until  
2.8.1. We need to fix bugs at this point rather than add features. In  
fact, I think we ought to promote the current Alpha to Beta.

Andrew

On Aug 3, 2008, at 8:55 PM, Murray Altheim wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I've got a new proposal to add a thumbnail feature to the Image  
> plugin.
> This entails a few changes to the Image plugin and an additional  
> utility
> class to generate the thumbnails.
>
> Basically, the syntax is augmented such that a value of "thumbnail" in
> the 'link' parameter will generate a thumbnail, with the thumbnail a
> link to the original image. Optionally the 'width' parameter can be  
> used
> to set the width of the generated thumbnail (the height is ignored  
> as it
> is proportional to width). This works for PNG, JPEG and GIF images --
> other image types throw an PluginException. E.g.,
>
>  [{Image src='attach/ForumPlugin/forum1.png' link='thumbnail'}]
>
> This works with relative paths on the server (except those beginning
> with "..", which is prohibited), as well as external (http:)  
> references.
> The generated thumbnails are cached in ./work/thumbnails/.
>
> I've tested this and haven't noted any problems with it.
>
> If this is approved I'd like to know which branch to submit it to in
> SVN (e.g., trunk?).
>
> Murray
>
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