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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

Hi,

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.

sebastian





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