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Re: ANN: PictureFrame 1.0.0

From: Sebastian Reitenbach
Subject: Re: ANN: PictureFrame 1.0.0
Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2007 21:47:33 +0100


Adam Fedor <address@hidden> wrote: 
> On Nov 4, 2007, at 8:06 AM, Fred Kiefer wrote:
> > Sebastian Reitenbach wrote:
> >> Hi Adam,
> >>
> >> Adam Fedor <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>
> >> It was looking for images in ~/Pictures, despite in the  
> >> preferences in the
> >> Picture tab the Album: is set to Album, or is that unrelated?
> >> Nevertheless, it does not seem to take changes to the preferences
> >> effectively. I select the checkboxes for clock, whether, ... but  
> >> they do not
> >> appear. The only clocktype I can choose is Analog Clock and Date.
> >> Also when I close PictureFrame, and reopen it, the old preferences  
> >> are back.
> >>
> >
> > This was a problem of GNUstep not getting the tags of the controls
> > correctly. I fixed that in the SVN code yesterday. There are still  
> > other
> > issues with GNUstep, I am looking into them right now. My feeling is
> > that Adam made a great application for Cocoa and now wants to get  
> > us to
> > improve GNUstep until this application works there without changing  
> > the
> > application itself. This is quite a challenge, but I think GNUstep is
> > ready for it. There should only be small issues to fix to get it
> > working. (OK, this time I may be a bit to optimistic)
> >
> Not entirely true :-)
> PictureFrame runs on my home-built picture frame, which is running  
> Debian, with a reasonably old version of GNUstep (base 1.13 and gui  
> 1.11 I think). I didn't test changing preferences that much, I've  
> pretty much set it and left it. Most other things seemed to work  
> properly.
I have here make-2.0.1, base-1.14, but maybe thats it what Fred has fixed. 
> Also, PictureFrame always looks in the ~/Pictures folder (which seems  
> reasonable standard, even other free software seem to use that  
> directory).  I could add a preference for that though.  Anyway, the  
> 'Album' preference tells PictureFrame to only look for pictures in  
> subdirectories that match the substring, or if you have an iPhoto  
> album, it only looks for pictures in albums that match the substring.
ah ok, that explains that it not changed the path where it was looking for 
pictures. but an option in the preferences for the path would be nice too.


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