I have gone ahead with the first patch of the series, adding the
xmp.dc.description property to the get_comment function in gexiv2.
Comments and testers are very welcome.


On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:41 AM, Alan Pater <alan.pa...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been talking with Jim Nelson about adding composite functions
> to gexiv2. These would be based on Metadata Working Group guidelines
> with the addition of a couple of commonly-requested formats.
>    https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=712429
> I can do a lot of the grunt work and testing, but need a hand with
> some of the conversions, from xml for example. Who would like to
> volunteer to give me a hand?
> I think it makes sense to do this work in gexiv2, that way all the
> individual applications don't have to maintain duplicate code for
> these functions themselves. And by abiding to MWG standards, everyone
> doesn't have to reinvent the wheel and come up their own set of common
> metadata properties.
> Here is a link to the MWG Guidelines:
> http://www.metadataworkinggroup.org/pdf/mwg_guidance.pdf
> My thoughts are to also include support for reading proprietary
> metadata from ACDSee, as there appears to be a lot of requests from
> users of that Windows app to migrate to a Free Software alternative.
> Volunteers?
> Cheers,
> Alan
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 10:19 PM, Jim Nelson <j...@yorba.org> wrote:
>> Alan,
>> I would like to ask if I should jump and provide patches for MWG composite
>> tag functions in gexiv2?
>> That would be great.  I agree with your comment there, this seems to be a
>> no-brainer.
>> My coding skills are quite basic, but this work looks like a reasonable
>> match for me. I would need a bit of help with some of the more complex data
>> conversions. Is this something likely to be incorporated on a timely basis?
>> Are there resources available to test my work?
>> Unfortunately, the time I can offer toward gexiv2 is extremely limited.  If
>> you need help, I would recommend reaching out to other contributors (either
>> directly or on the gexiv2 mailing  list) for guidance.  In particular, the
>> GIMP project may be interested in your work, now that GIMP has a hard
>> dependency on gexiv2.  Michael Natterer and Jehan Pages are the first people
>> I would contact.
>> I have gone ahead and added a couple of fields to the existing set_comment
>> function in gexiv2.
>> I'll take a look at your patch.
>> -- Jim
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