$Id: TODO,v 1.32 2000/01/10 14:33:57 bfriesen Exp $
Tasks on WebMagick's todo list
NOTE: My inspiration for actively developing WebMagick has decreased
significantly in the past year. My efforts will likely be constrained
to bug-fixes. However, if you would like to develop some of these
enhancements, I am interested in incorporating them in WebMagick. If
you provide code to support a new feature, please provide
documentation updates as well.
o Support using the image's comment to label the image thumbnail and
o Check for a user-specified index file name (and use it)
in the parent directory. Currently uses the hard-coded
o Add the ability to set the pointsize of the label font.
o Update the .imgindex format so that seperate thumbnail and HTML
text image titles are supported. Long titles work well with HTML
but have difficulties when applied to thumbnails.
o Support gzipped image files (probably only works with Unix browsers).
o Add info about all the cache files to the status file
o Always generate cache files for images greater than the cache size
o Make xv compatability an option that creates another set of thumbnails
in the .xvpics directory so that web-compatable thumbnails are always
o Add support for displaying a table grid of thumbnails rather than a montage
o Don't change directories (framesets) if there are no
subdirectories in the target directory. This can
support more efficient directory navigation for cases
where there are a number of branch-end subdirectories.
o Add a table mode which skips the montage and displays
reduced thumbnails in an HTML table instead.
o Provide for selecting the desired PERL interpreter via
a configure option.
o Support command line options to the configure script
to avoid interactive configuration.
o Support capability to read label text from image
comment (if available). Since most current comments
are garbage, this would be yet another option.
o Use a template to describe the HTML in the imagemap frame.
o Use tables to emulate frames for browsers that support tables
but not frames.
o Provide summary statistics for an entire run, not just
individual directories when in verbose mode. Difficult since
WebMagick forks per directory and final statistics are printed by
o Support indexing images which are located in a different
directory tree from where WebMagick places its index files.
This is to support CD-ROMs and other read-only situations.
o Support quasi-image files which contain the URLs of
images to include in the index. This allows images to
be located remotely and accessed via HTTP.