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Monday, September 28, 2009

Fixes by pack of 12

Important things first, just know that Ruben is no longer AWOL. He's even back to hacking mode, and working, together with Tigger, at adding image metadata support for images to taglib-sharp.

Now to the futile, I just released F-Spot a few minutes ago. The main purpose of it was to fix the slideshow mode on gtk+ 2.18 (which we did) and as I was at releasing, I applied some pending patches from bugzilla, wrote some myself, and backported translations from master.

The change in the importing code is worth noticing. It no longer imports the files first to memory before writing them to disk. It's quite helpful now that most cameras can create video files bigger enough to fill your machine memory in less than a few minutes (at high bitrate, on HD resolution). It's only available if you have libgphoto2 >= 2.4 and doesn't work with the directory driver (used for memory cards e.g.). Marcus is working on a fix in gphoto2, so stay tuned.

If you ask about the screensaver, it still doesn't work with gtk+ 2.18 but works fine with gtk+ master, and will still work just fine with gtk+ 2.18.1 when it goes out.

That's it. Download it, build it, package it, enjoy it!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

News from the F-Spotters

Some news, in no particular order:

F-Spot was released a couple of minutes ago. It fixes db upgrade for the people who went in holidays in the far future. Now F-Spot can update a db with photos taken (or reported to be) after 2038. It also fixes a crash while running on gtk+ 2.14.

The LiveWebGallery extension is now merged into the main tree, and installable, from the Manage Extension dialog, on any F-spot > 0.6. The extension crashing on gtk+2.14 is part of the past too.

Ruben is MIA. Last time we heard from him, he was "in a park near a pond near a museum".

A new extension, allowing finer control over the BlackAndWhite conversion process is coming soon. It leverages the expensive CPU you paid big bucks for via Mono.Simd. Mandatory screenshot:
That's it for today.