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Old Nov-28-2005, 02:41 PM
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Thanks for the detailed explanation. Haven't thought about it in detail and also forgot the moving thing.
Let's see what you can get out of your speed optimizations - maybe it'll then only take half of the time to fetch all image data.

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Old Nov-28-2005, 03:13 PM
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Thanks for the detailed explanation. Haven't thought about it in detail and also forgot the moving thing.
Let's see what you can get out of your speed optimizations - maybe it'll then only take half of the time to fetch all image data.

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Half of time - I wish.. I'hoping to get 10-15%, if I'm lucky
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Old Nov-28-2005, 07:32 PM
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S*E: new version 132 uploaded!
The issues that Sebastian pointed out are taken care of.
  • Bandwidth control added to mass download actions, too
  • Performance made slightly better
  • Minor UI improvements
HTH
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Old Nov-29-2005, 01:07 AM
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Again the first one to comment on!
Looks good so far even though it's been the dl bandwidth cap which will be become more important in the future and just some minor fixes I really appreciate the hard work you put in it.

Looking forward to the next release - till then simply enjoy the program folks!
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Old Nov-29-2005, 07:41 AM
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Something is not right with the newest version 132. After finishing an upload the statusbar always looks like this:
http://rainforest1155.smugmug.com/photos/46439338-L.gif
As if it's not yet finished. Also the bar flickers as it is updated all the time, I guess that's why S*E pulls 100% CPU in my taskmanager all the time.
Happens after each upload - just tried a tiny gif file after restarting it - the same and the log doesn't show anything unusual even with all logging options turned on. Just 'Finished upload'.

This doesn't apply for getting image infos from the SM server.

Hope you can nail the problem,
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Old Nov-29-2005, 07:58 AM
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Thank you!
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Something is not right with the newest version 132.
......
Hope you can nail the problem,
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I will check and hopefully fix it tonight!
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Old Nov-29-2005, 08:10 AM
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Sebastian,
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Originally Posted by rainforest1155
Again the first one to comment on!
Looks good so far even though it's been the dl bandwidth cap which will be become more important in the future and just some minor fixes I really appreciate the hard work you put in it.

Looking forward to the next release - till then simply enjoy the program folks!
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Thanks!:-)
That's why it's so great to have development/qa teams spread across the globe: I wake up - and there is a bug report; you wake up - and there is a fix:-)
Cheers!
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Old Nov-29-2005, 08:40 AM
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That's why it's so great to have development/qa teams spread across the globe: I wake up - and there is a bug report; you wake up - and there is a fix:-)
Cheers!
Well spoken - it doesn't get any better!

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Old Nov-29-2005, 09:27 PM
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S*E: new version 133 uploaded!
Fixes and improvements:
  • Sebastian reported an issue with "empty" captions (consisting of spaces). Fixed
  • Sebastian reported an issue with flickering status bar. Fixed.
  • If S*E is minimized during the image info download, it can optionally restore itself at the end (same Option as with the upload)
  • Added the rest of the fields to the image info: positions, dates, etc., all except md5 and trivial URLs (the first has no practical value IMHO, all the latter are easily constructed from image id - but they all would take a lot of space)
Enjoy!
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Old Nov-30-2005, 12:13 AM
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Hmm, if you keep on fixing my bugs so fast I've got a hard time finding new ones to keep you busy.

Thanks,
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Old Dec-03-2005, 04:05 AM
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I have just installed the trial version of S*E, which I'm sure will be an invaluable application for uploading large numbers of photos. Thank you for taking the time to create such a program.

My first task was to create a new gallery, and I noticed the following:

1. The Appearance Option did not set properly when "custom" is selected
2. Keywords set in S*E did not transfer at all (I did have some quotation marks around multiple words)
3. Geography, Hide Owner and Default Color options are not available in S*E

Thanks again for an excellent and well supported application!

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Old Dec-03-2005, 10:30 AM
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Ed,
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I have just installed the trial version of S*E, which I'm sure will be an invaluable application for uploading large numbers of photos. Thank you for taking the time to create such a program.
Thank you very much for trying S*E, I'm positive you'll like it:-)

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My first task was to create a new gallery, and I noticed the following:
1. The Appearance Option did not set properly when "custom" is selected
Appearance? I don't recall S*E having an option named like that Can you please provide more info?

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2. Keywords set in S*E did not transfer at all (I did have some quotation marks around multiple words)
Hm-m You're talking about album keywords, not images keywords, right? I'm using this feature all the time and it's been working fine, and I never heard from anybody that it was not working... Can you please double check, and, if it is still happening, give me a specific example of the keywords string you used? Thank you!
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3. Geography, Hide Owner and Default Color options are not available in S*E
AFAIK, those fields are not supported but the official production API calls, hence - . They have been introduced AFTER the production API was released. S*E uses API (for most cases), hence it can only be as good as the API allows.

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Thanks again for an excellent and well supported application!
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Thank you for your comments!
I hope all the issues above will be resolved in no time to your satisfaction:-)

Cheers!
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Old Dec-03-2005, 10:32 AM
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Fixed in 133
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Originally Posted by rainforest1155
Something is not right with the newest version 132. After finishing an upload the statusbar always looks like this:
http://rainforest1155.smugmug.com/photos/46439338-L.gif
As if it's not yet finished. Also the bar flickers as it is updated all the time, I guess that's why S*E pulls 100% CPU in my taskmanager all the time.
Happens after each upload - just tried a tiny gif file after restarting it - the same and the log doesn't show anything unusual even with all logging options turned on. Just 'Finished upload'.

This doesn't apply for getting image infos from the SM server.

Hope you can nail the problem,
Sebastian
Just to have a "confirmed hit" in the "official" thread
Cheers!
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Old Dec-03-2005, 10:52 AM
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Appearance? I don't recall S*E having an option named like that Can you please provide more info?
I have one theme in my account named 'Fall' and this is the one automaticly gets chosen everytime I create a new album instead of the default setting. I guess this is also what HDVideo was referring too. Forgot to mention it all the time.

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Old Dec-03-2005, 11:49 AM
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I'm still not sure
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I have one theme in my account named 'Fall' and this is the one automaticly gets chosen everytime I create a new album instead of the default setting. I guess this is also what HDVideo was referring too. Forgot to mention it all the time.

Sebastian
but just in case: In Album settings dialog the check-boxes on the right implement not boolean, binary logic (Set Vs. Clear), but rather "ternary" one: Set Vs. Clear Vs Gray. "Gray" means "default", i.e. whatever your theme, or your account or SM server in general would decide to do.

HTH
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Old Dec-03-2005, 12:10 PM
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but just in case: In Album settings dialog the check-boxes on the right implement not boolean, binary logic (Set Vs. Clear), but rather "ternary" one: Set Vs. Clear Vs Gray. "Gray" means "default", i.e. whatever your theme, or your account or SM server in general would decide to do.
I tried it and set all settings to default like this. It still resulted in selecting the 'Fall' theme as standard.
This is how my theme list looks like:

The full log contained also no helpfull info, but I can send it to you if it's any help.

Thanks,
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Old Dec-03-2005, 12:29 PM
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I understand now
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I tried it and set all settings to default like this. It still resulted in selecting the 'Fall' theme as standard.
This is how my theme list looks like:

The full log contained also no helpful info, but I can send it to you if it's any help.

Thanks,
Sebastian
Sebastian, thank you so much for the clarification!
As Andy keeps saying, "one picture worth.." (you know:-)

Well, this is exactly the first part of the problem: the "Fall" theme is the first one in your list, therefore - I think - it is being applied. Interesting fact - I don't have this theme in my list, my top one is "default".

The second part of the problem lies in the fact that the corresponding API for album creation does not support this parameter at all. Henceforth S*E, as any other API-abiding app, has zero control over this particular feature

I guess that is pretty much it. Until the underlying API is enhanced, no 3d party app (except those that would hack via UI, which is tedious and highly error-prone way, to say the least, I don't know any one performing this task this way) is able to control the theme during the album creation process.
Sorry!
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Old Dec-03-2005, 12:52 PM
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Sebastian, thank you so much for the clarification!
As Andy keeps saying, "one picture worth.." (you know:-)

Well, this is exactly the first part of the problem: the "Fall" theme is the first one in your list, therefore - I think - it is being applied. Interesting fact - I don't have this theme in my list, my top one is "default".
You don't have this, because this is one I created on my own - also currently working on it for possible deployment in smugmug in a far, far away future. I hope I can manage it much earlier, but we'll see.
My guess is that all themes you created on your own are placed in front of the list - nothing else could explain the odd sorting otherwise. Okay, the themes are all sorted in odd ways following no visible rule except the date of deployment.

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Old Dec-03-2005, 02:22 PM
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You are very likely correct
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You don't have this, because this is one I created on my own - also currently working on it for possible deployment in smugmug in a far, far away future. I hope I can manage it much earlier, but we'll see.
My guess is that all themes you created on your own are placed in front of the list - nothing else could explain the odd sorting otherwise. Okay, the themes are all sorted in odd ways following no visible rule except the date of deployment.

Sebastian
At any rate, this issue is beyond my (or S*E) grasp, so forth we simply have to live with it.. (that is, until the API in question is extended to control themes, too :-)

Cheers!
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Old Dec-03-2005, 03:05 PM
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S*E: new version 134 uploaded!
I just realized that Filmstrip in not a hack anymore, so I hurried up and added support for it (and also Smugmug Small) in Album Creation.

Enjoy!
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