How OCAL search is implemented

Asked by Jakub Jankiewicz on 2012-07-14

I'm new to Inkscape and dind't read the source, How Open Clipart Search is implemented? Is it extension or writen as part of Inkscape Core? Do I need to recompile Inskcape if I want to change something in this function? Where can I found it?

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Best ~suv (suv-lp) said : #1

Importing from Open Clipart is internal to Inkscape, coded in C++. For any changes to take effect, you need to recompile Inkscape.

Note: in the current development branch (heading towards 0.49), this dialog has been rewritten:

You can view the source files via web interface to the bazaar repository, or checkout the source as described here:

The current source code for the dialog itself can be viewed via web interface here:
(Note: I don't know if these two files include everything ocal there is in Inkscape's code base (unlikely) - you would have to dig into that yourself.)

Current state in trunk: the new 'Import Clipart…' dialog works ok on Linux and AFAIK also on Windows, but not at all on OS X.
See also <> which tracks latest reported issues with the new version in trunk.

Jakub Jankiewicz (jcubic) said : #2

Thanks ~suv, that solved my question.