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Re: Bounty for folding
On 2012-11-15 09:43, jayseye wrote:
> Thanks for the reply, J.A. -
> I could draft a proposal, to be consistent with Jaap's framework for
> bounties. If that would be acceptable, then I have two questions:
> First, lists would be a clear choice for folding, as they can be
> nested to any depth. Headings were also mentioned in your original
Ah, indeed. Almost forgot about that.
>> I'd really like to see the addition of a plugin that would
>> enable folding for lists and headings (both would be very welcome).
> To clarify then, based on your latest reply: Would folding of Headings
> be an additional feature request, with a separate bounty?
I myself don't need folding based on headings at the moment, but yes I
would be willing to support a separate bounty for that. I can imagine
that other people could use such an additional feature very well.
> Second question, for both you and Jaap: Would it be feasible to set
> milestones for implementing folding, starting with a working model?
> This could help ensure that we're "on the same page" as work
Communicating often and making small steps is what in my experience
always led to the best results in projects. Depending on what Jaap
prefers I think that would be a good approach. I on my part will strive
to make the time to answer any questions without making you wait too long.
> Specifically, Zim already has a built-in secondary view, which might
> be useful as a testbed: From the File menu, "Open in New Window"
> displays a work-in-progress toward multiple views. (It's read-only for
> now, though fixing that is mentioned in the docs.)
> That New Window might be a safe place to develop folding, while
> preserving the current main window. Once folding works as agreed in
> this testbed view, it would be straightforward to merge it into the
> right-hand pane of the main window.
Sounds like a proper safe approach to do this. Let's see what Jaap
thinks (as I don't know the code very well).
@Jaap: are there "groudrules" for doing bounties? Or do you want me to
arrange something with Marc Paul directly?