Feature request: add URL fetching to all file read options

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Feature request: add URL fetching to all file read options

clothbot
Hey Clifford,

Please consider adding URL fetching support (via the QT API hooks) to  
all the file read options; STL, DXF and <file.scad> functions.

I'd want a caching version to support off-line use, but the primary  
motive is to directly reference the source (e.g. multiple thingiverse  
entries) instead of having machine-local copies, to better manage sub-
part revisions and track inherited licensing.

Thanks!

Andrew.

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Re: Feature request: add URL fetching to all file read options

Ethan Dicks
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Andrew Plumb <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hey Clifford,
>
> Please consider adding URL fetching support (via the QT API hooks) to
> all the file read options; STL, DXF and <file.scad> functions.
>
> I'd want a caching version to support off-line use, but the primary
> motive is to directly reference the source (e.g. multiple thingiverse
> entries) instead of having machine-local copies, to better manage sub-
> part revisions and track inherited licensing.

That's a pretty neat suggestion.  I would certainly use it.

-ethan

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Re: Feature request: add URL fetching to all file read options

Zach Smith
Yeah, seriously cool.  The only downside is that your .scad files could break if the files change or disappear.  The pro's definitely outweigh the cons though.

Zach

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Ethan Dicks <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Andrew Plumb <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hey Clifford,
>
> Please consider adding URL fetching support (via the QT API hooks) to
> all the file read options; STL, DXF and <file.scad> functions.
>
> I'd want a caching version to support off-line use, but the primary
> motive is to directly reference the source (e.g. multiple thingiverse
> entries) instead of having machine-local copies, to better manage sub-
> part revisions and track inherited licensing.

That's a pretty neat suggestion.  I would certainly use it.

-ethan
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