Enlightenment Thumbnail/Transform Utility Updated

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 4, 2008 3:39 PM EDT
systhread.net; By Jason (Jay) R Fink
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Observers (all two of you) may have noticed a flurry of commits in the systhread cvs repo at SourceForge. The enlightenment transform utility etu and libpcab based pktutils underwent major changes over the last two weeks.

Recently etu was used as a reference implementation for someone else's software so it seemed like a good idea to give etu a walkthrough.

0.1.5-0.1.6 Changes

  • If an original image is deleted; etu did not detect it and the changed image (usually a thumb) remained in place - fixed.
  • Added a daemon mode; usage is the same with an added -d seconds option (with poll interval in seconds as an argument), etu can be used as a caching mechanism without a wrapper.

  • Wrote 3 demonstration scripts that are in the contrib/ subdirectory of the distribution files.
  • Fixed up a few minor formatting issues within the source code itself.

0.1.7+ To Do Items

  • Some of the internal naming conventions need to be changed, they do not make any sense in some places.

  • Multiple directory capability so one copy of etu can be used to monitor many caches instead of a single one.
  • Might add optional md5sum support as safer (see also: expensive) alternative to using stat().
  • Entertaining the idea of writing a simple library interface so other programs can have one stop shopping for scaling images.

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