Now announcing that the new release of frogr is finally out.
This time, I’m afraid you won’t find huge changes in the application, but a bunch of small improvements instead, in the way of subtle -yet handy- new features, bug fixes and new and uptaded translations mainly. Still, I can mention some of the new small features that I specially like, since I use it a lot:
- Uploading pictures stored in remote machines via well-known protocols like smb, ssh, ftp… well anything supported by GVFS, basically.
- Sort pictures in the interface by title and date taken (and keep the pictures sorted as you add more pictures!).
- Allow disabling tags autocompletion (seems to slow frogr down when you have thousands of tags).
- Tooltips with basic info about the pictures in the icon view (title, size, date taken).
- Show the total amount of data to be uploaded in the status bar.
- Allow filling the details for pictures right from the photoset details, when creating a new one.
- Correct picture orientation in the icon view, if needed (rotation).
- Support both for Gtk+2 and Gtk+3 (now this is the default toolkit for building).
- Support for generating MacOSX packages, thanks to the GTK-OSX project.
- As usual, several other bug fixes, improvements and nitpicky stuff.
As usual, you can get it through different ways:
- Source code: clone from the git repository at gnome.org.
- Tarballs: both in xz and bzip2 formats.
- Pre-compiled packages for Fedora: at my personal public folder in gnome.org.
- For the specific case of Ubuntu you can use this PPA at LaunchPad.
- MacOSX packages (Intel) in the GNOME FTP server (experimental, yet ready for everyday use)
[Update 31/05/2011]: If you have already installed frogr 0.5 for Ubuntu from my PPA or from the pre-compiled packages, please do upgrade to the latest version of the Ubuntu packages as soon as possible, as available in my PPA. If you already have the PPA configured in your system, you can upgrade just frogr by simply doing this:
sudo apt-get update && sudo install frogr
There was a problem with the generation of the previous version of the packages for Ubuntu (files being installed under /tmp/frogr, instead of /usr/share) and all of them are broken and need to be updated. Sorry for the hassle.
Also if you want to see frogr packaged for your favourite distro and can help with that (maybe you’re a packager or know better than me the required steps for that), that would be awesome. At the moment only Debian has packaged it so far that I know of (thanks Berto!), but I would love to see it also in other distros (specially in Fedora, which is what I currently use) so more people can use it without having to use either the Frogr PPA or the homegrown packages I usually prepare with each release.