[Shotwell] Updating database
jim at yorba.org
Mon Nov 15 14:47:50 PST 2010
So, this is not unprecedented. Rhythmbox, for example, does this.
We've done some testing in-house of the feature and it works well. I'm not
sure why you think checking the last modification timestamp won't often
work, since that's a fairly reliable primary indicator that a file has been
By the way, the current release (0.7.2) does a startup scan, although it's
only doing it to see if the file exists. If not, it marks them offline
(they wind up in the Missing Files section on the sidebar).
On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Marcus Sundman <sundman at iki.fi> wrote:
> On 15.11.2010 22:32, Jim Nelson wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 11:41 AM, guiyou65<guiyou65 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> How to update ShotWell database after correcting metadata (IPTC keyword
>>> caption) with a specialized external tool ?
>>> The current release of Shotwell (0.7.2) does not support this. However,
>> next release (0.8.0) will detect the changes at startup and re-import the
> I certainly hope that's NOT true! It would take boatloads of unneccessary
> resources if shotwell were to read through all tens of thousands of photos I
> have every time it starts. (Even checking only the "last modification"
> timestamp, which often wouldn't even work, would take too much resources
> when there are so many files to check.)
> - Marcus
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