Thanks for the work, Brynn! I'd like to suggest that the "Render" category
be changed to "Generate", because "Render" in graphics is most often
generation of raster graphics from data (such as vectors).
The rest of your proposal sounds good to me.
On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 1:11 AM brynn <brynn@...3089...> wrote:
As part of my project to get all the known external extensions
one place, and trying to organize them (using the current Extensions menu
starting place) I've realized that how the Extensions menu is organized
need some improvement. I've also discussed it privately with a couple of
users. So I thought I'd bring up the subject with developers.
1 -- Should Stylesheet be a submenu under Web?
2 -- Should Typography be a submenu under Text?
Currently, many extension makers seem to be making their own
for their extensions. For people who use a lot of external extensions, I
if their menus are harder to use. If we had the menu already organized,
might inspire extension makers to put their extensions into the
submenus, rather than make their own.
3 -- Should there be a Gcode submenu under Export? (more about Export
In my list, I've created a separate Gcode category. There are
external extensions which produce gcode (approx 20). I don't know where
would show up in the Extensions menu, yet (since I just now learned how to
out). But as I said, it might help keep the menu clean, to have submenus
for the external extensions, even if there might not be any built-in
for some submenus.
4 -- Should the current Gcodetools submenu appear within this proposed
5 -- To accomodate external extensions, both Render and Export need to be
divided into several submenus.
6 -- I've also created a new category (for my list) Animation/Presentation
(currently 10 or 12 of them). It seems like the existing JessyInk submenu
should go under there (assuming we were to agree on adding such a submenu).
7 -- There are 3 external extensions which comprise a Boolean category.
shouldn't Boolean be under the existing Modify Path submenu?
8 -- And once I get all the external ones organized, I guess other
potentially improved organization might come to light.
If anyone else has any observations about improving the
the Extensions menu, please feel free to make comments :-)
Yes, I realize a lot of developers are getting ready to go to
But I wanted to mention this, in case it might come up. Otherwise, it can
be discussed, now or later.
Thank you very much,
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