Ticket #477 (closed story: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Adding source files to media pieces

Reported by: hans Owned by: hans
Priority: blocker Milestone: 2.6
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Description (last modified by hans) (diff)

It should be possible to add source files to media pieces.

With every media piece we display two links:

  • Add source file...
  • Download source file (displayed only if source file is attached to the media piece)

"Add source file..." link should be visible only for the user who created the media piece. Make sure that you don't display empty portlet for other users.


In the "Add source file" page it is possible to upload any file as a source file. After uploading the file user is redirected to media piece page.


Text used in the prototype: "Source files are files that can be used to edit this media piece (for example image file with multiple layers or sound project with multiple tracks)."

In the "Download source file" page we display title, file type (extension) and size. Author, reviewer and manager have a possiblity to delete source file from that page.


add_source_file.png (30.5 KB) - added by hans 11 years ago.
add_source_file_portlet.png (111.7 KB) - added by hans 11 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by tarmo

  • Milestone 0.8 deleted

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by hans

I'm rising up the old story. I really like when David Wiley has written on his blog http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/230 :

"So whether learning objects are dead or not, I couldn’t say. And to some extent, who cares? As long as people are willing to (1) openly share (2) educational materials that will (3) render properly in most web browsers, and they also (4) provide access to the unobfuscated source for the materials (especially for Flash files, Java applets, Photoshop images with many layers, and the like), I certainly don’t care."

LeMill supports first three characteristics, but not the fourth one.

I think that it should be implemented in the following way:

  • Link "Add source file" in the actions portlet for media pieces (displayed only for the author). Only one field to browse the file from local computer, no metadata asked. User can upload additional source files when she is clicking the same link.
  • Link "Source files" in the actions portlet, displayed only if there are source files. We should display the filename of the uploaded file, extension and size. Author has possiblity to delete source files from that page.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 11 years ago by hans

  • Priority changed from major to blocker
  • Summary changed from Add source file to the piece to Adding source files to media pieces
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Milestone set to 2.6

Replying to hans:

It is possible to add a source file to the piece. The source file can be in any format.

Some examples of source files:

  • RAW file for digital photo
  • PSD file for multi-layer image
  • FLA file for Flash movie
  • ZIP file containing all files of some audio/video project

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by hans

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Changed 11 years ago by hans

Changed 11 years ago by hans

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comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by hans

  • Owner changed from anonymous to hans
  • Status changed from new to assigned
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comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by tarmo

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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