18 Apr 2006 Marcus   » (Master)

Spent easter weekend at parents... without Internet, but with Laptop. So the WINE 0.9.12 SUSE packages have been a bit late, but are on Sourceforge and the ftp.suse.com/pub/people/ mirrors now.
For additional fun I now provide YUM metadata,

Add the YUM source ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/meissner/wine/10.0/ (or 10.1) to get updates via YUM.

I spent the train travel and some quiet times hacking on several things:

  • More Nikon DSLR remote controllability. There are like 100 options to remote control on the Nikons, and libgphoto2 now supports like 90 of them.
  • MTP device meta data handling. MTP devices provide metadata, like Artist, Genre, Duration, etcetc... In a sideband from the actual MP3 file on the player. You need to call special functions to retrieve or send those databits from/to the device. I have enhanced libgphoto2 (and gphoto2) to allow a sideband "METADATA" stream to get and put those attributes.
  • Some speed tests on libgphoto2 ... It is taking quite some time to retrieve even the list of cameras. Serial device locking taking way too long, shared library loading and freeing madness, etc... all take its toll.
  • On the WINE side I spent some time splitting off the sane support from the twain_32.dll implementation. Two ideas for this: Add a libgphoto2 interface and allow native twain drivers. The latter are not terribly useful before getting their USB kernel level drivers to load, but it opens new possibilities.
Off for a new week with new security horrors.

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