On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM, J.A. de Vries <hdv.ja...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> For a while now I've been using zim and I am very happy with it. It does
> most of what I need without getting in the way. I like the "lean and
> mean" character of it. Especially the fact that I can edit files
> remotely through SSH. So thanks for creating it!
>
> However there is one thing I am sorely missing and that's folding. I use
> zim to create lots (!) of notes, for example when brainstorming for a
> new document. Right now I scroll through a page quite a lot and that
> gets tedious. I'd really like to see the addition of a plugin that would
> enable folding for lists and headings (both would be very welcome). And
> I imagine other people could use such a thing too.
>
> So, I'd like to sponsor the development of a plugin that would provide
> folding to zim and its users. Normally I would try to do it myself (I am
> a reasonably proficient programmer), but I really couldn't even begin to
> think where I'd get the time, as my business claims almost all of it and
> my wife would appreciate it if I had some time left for us.
>
> I see on the website that this community has a bounty-system. So, if
> Jaap allows it I would like to offer a bounty of €200 for someone that
> adds folding of headings (based on type?) and lists (based on
> indentation?) to zim and make its available to the rest of the community.

Maybe you could set up a small page on the dev wiki here:
http://www.zim-wiki.org/wiki/doku.php . Please specify criteria that
the plugin needs fulfill in order to claim the bounty, and how to
contact you to claim it etc.

I can link the wiki page from the main website.

To give a first shot on the technical impact: looks like gtksourceview
can support marks in the window margin, which could be used to trigger
fold/unfold. Also it looks like next release of gtksourceview will
have a special API for folding.

So either we need to make zim's editor inherit from gtksourceview and
build on that API, or emulate the relevant code to enable similar
features in zim.

Main challenge is to get the folding marks (icons) in the marging and
keep them uptodate. The hiding of a piece of text is almost trivial.
Adding some widget / keybinding to fold/unfold all up to a certain
level needs some design but is probably easy to implement as well.

Regards,

Jaap

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