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Re: doc-view and mailcap
Re: doc-view and mailcap
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 21:02:57 +0100
Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)
[ Adding ding again. Tassilo, please don't strip ding as long as
this thread is closely related to Gnus. Thanks. ]
On Wed, Dec 05 2007, Tassilo Horn wrote:
> Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>>> PDF, PostScript and DVI files are usually A4 (or letter) paper sized
>>> documents. Displaying them in the article buffer doesn't seem useful
>>> to me. My personal preference would be a new Emacs frame.
>> Large images get attached to the messages already, and Gnus displays
>> them inline just fine.
At least by default it doesn't display them inline, see
`mm-inline-large-images'. I toggled it and tried to view a wide image
(the frame is 80 chars wide). I couldn't figure out how to view the
right hand side part of the image conveniently. The best I could
think of was `scroll-left'. (I used `i image' in the Emacs manual.)
> But the difference is that the images are just there and can be
> displayed immediately whereas pdfs and such have to be converted first.
> I don't think it would be good to unconditionally start a conversion run
> if a document is attached with disposition type `inline'.
I don't think any MUA in the wild sends PDFs as disposition=inline (of
course you can do with Gnus).
> And if the user has to type a key first to start the conversion and
> inline the images I cannot see a big benefit.
>> I think when the disposition type is `inline' we should try to display
>> it inline in the same article buffer if possible.
> I think it wouldn't be hard to add a function to doc-view that inserts
> the images into the current buffer, but we'd loose (or have to
> re-implement) all those nice features like searching or image-scrolling.
I'd suggest to implement viewing in an extra buffer first. I think
it's not worth the trouble to implement inline display in the article
buffer. But if someone wants to do it...
>> Could you also look at the problem of moving mailcap.el and its
>> related files out of Gnus?
Which are the related files? (mailcap.el doesn't require any other
packages after my changes.)
>> It seems an appropriate directory for them is `lisp/mail' or
>> `lisp/net'. Do you see a better directory?
I don't have a strong opinion on this.
[ IIRC, Miles should be back soon, so hopefully the change are synced
within a couple of days. ]
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- Re: doc-view and mailcap, (continued)
- Re: doc-view and mailcap, Juri Linkov, 2007/12/03
- Re: doc-view and mailcap, Tassilo Horn, 2007/12/04
- Re: doc-view and mailcap, Reiner Steib, 2007/12/04
- Re: doc-view and mailcap, Juri Linkov, 2007/12/04
- Re: doc-view and mailcap, Tassilo Horn, 2007/12/05
- Re: doc-view and mailcap,
Reiner Steib <=
- Re: doc-view and mailcap, Juri Linkov, 2007/12/05