[annotator-dev] changing the position of annotator viewer/editor

Shauna Gordon-McKeon shaunagm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 23:14:27 UTC 2015


On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Benjamin Young <bigbluehat at hypothes.is>
wrote:

> Hey Shauna,
>
> First, thanks for being here. :)
>
>
You're very welcome!  It's nice here.


>
> CoffeScript is a language solely meant for transpiling to JavaScript,
> so you can use the `coffee` command line tool to turn it that .coffee
> file into a .js file:
> http://coffeescript.org/
>
> The resulting JS might not be ideal, but it would be JavaScript which
> you could alter to your needs.
>
>
Thanks for the suggestion.  I've managed to put something together without
using the MarginViewer code, but I'm sure I'll need to use something in
CoffeeScript eventually.


>
> > - If this is in the latest release, is there a way to access/adapt this
> via
> > plugin, or is it finally time to learn how your development process
> works?
> > ;)
>
> The 1.2.x release does have some documentation on writing plugins:
> http://annotator.readthedocs.org/en/v1.2.x/hacking/plugin-development.html
>
> Depending on the timeframe you're hoping to ship this in you *could*
> get involved with 2.0 development (see the master branch). I'm sure
> the help would be welcome. :)
>

I'm actually not certain about my timeframe.  I do have a mini-deadline of
this Friday, so I've opted for a fairly hacky approach - I unminified the
released annotator files and have been editing them directly.  I'd like to
make changes in a more sustainable way, as well as help improve the
documentation, which I think could use a bit more detail and examples, when
I get the chance.

Is anyone interested in doing a short "sprint" - maybe a few hours on a
weekend or evening?  If someone will pair with me on going through the
contribution process I am happy to document it more thoroughly.  Pairing
could be remote via something like google hangout, or in person if anyone's
in Boston.  (I've also seen a few friends of mine from Boston when
searching the list archives, and I bet I can get them to come.)


>
> >
> > Once I figure out where to make my changes, I think this should be fairly
> > straightforward - I want to keep Y as it is, and X can be calculated by
> the
> > offset of the marginal column from the document.
>
> Hopefully something in here will help you make the changes you need. :)
>

Thanks to this response, I was able to figure out a good workflow and have
made this particular change.  I'm sure it won't be long before I post with
another question!  :)
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