Naive question 666

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 14:09:16 EDT 2011


On 06/04/2011 09:04 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
> I agree. And after finally cleaning up my icon mess just now I'd advise
> people to NOT MAKE YOUR OWN LIB STACKS,  *use the IDE* to import and export
> icons to a library.  Thanks to Time Machine.
>
>   I don't think image ID conflicts get resolved if you just import a bunch of
> image files to a card, name the stack rev-something, and put it into the
> Icon Libraries folder.
>
> Richmond, thank you very much for creating these libraries, however I've
> realized two things -
>
> 1. These libraries, especially the general collection, are HUGE. The load
> time, even on my 12-core aluminum melting machine takes several seconds.

Yup; they played "Merry Hell" with my G4 macMini . . .  :)

> 2. It's hard to find and compare icons to find the one you want -
> collections and categories are disconnected. I might tend to make folders of
> favorites in the native file system, then import to smaller, more specific
> libraries.
>
>
>
> On 4 June 2011 10:50, Pete<pete at mollysrevenge.com>  wrote:
>
>> You don;t need a script to do this. Just go to Development | Image Library,
>> then click on the New Library button and give it whatever name you want.
>> Then click Import File and in the resulting File Open dialog, you can
>> multi-select all the image files you need to import, click OK and the
>> images
>> will be imported into your library.
>> Pete
>> Molly's Revenge<http://www.mollysrevenge.com>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 10:10 AM, J. Landman Gay<jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>>> wrote:
>>> On 6/4/11 12:55 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am gently assembling a fairly large collection of image libraries by
>>>> "stealing" icons
>>>> and so on from Open Source Apps and Icon collections.
>>>>
>>>> But don't know how to export those image libraries so they are portable.
>>>>
>>> You've already figured this out, but for the record: icon libraries are
>>> just one-card stacks with a bunch of images on the first card. If the
>> name
>>> begins with "rev" and the stack is placed in your LiveCode library
>> folder,
>>> then the Icon Library will load it.
>>>
>>> The library path is inside the My LiveCode folder (or whichever folder
>>> you've specified in prefs to hold your customization files,) in
>>> Resources/Icon Libraries.
>>>
>>> It isn't difficult to write a quick script that imports all the images in
>> a
>>> folder to the first card. Then just name the library stack starting with
>>> "rev", and pop it into that folder.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>>> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>>>
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