Announce: Entangle “Photon” release 0.5.3 – An app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: August 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.5.3 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

http://entangle-photo.org/download/

This release is primarily focused on bug fixes. The previous 0.5.2 release had a massive memory leak and a thread safety problem causing frequent hangs, so all users are strongly recommended to upgrade

  • Move file name of image thumbnails to tooltip popup
  • Add –disable-schemas-compile configure arg to disable schema compilation
  • Remove “Encoding” key from desktop file
  • Fix massive memory leak in pixbuf loading
  • Fix thread safety in camera control updates which caused hangs in GTK
  • Fix updating of control readonly state when camera modes change

As before we still need help getting the UI translated into as many languages as possible, so if you are able to help out, please join the Fedora translation team:

https://fedora.transifex.net/projects/p/entangle/

Thanks to everyone who helped contribute to this release & troubleshooting of the previous releases.

Announce: Entangle “Graviton” release 0.5.2 – An app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: August 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.5.2 of Entangle is available for download from the usual location:

http://entangle-photo.org/download/

This release is primarily focused on bug fixes, but a couple of small features are thrown in too

  • Split histogram into RGB colour channels
  • Fix aperture / shutter speed calculations in status bar
  • Only import files with known image extensions
  • Use case insensitive file extension check to detect raw files
  • Set saner defaults for processing raw files to fix Canon raw display
  • Set preferences before loading session to fix settings for initial image load
  • Apply orientation from EXIF images if image file has none
  • Remove left over debug prints
  • Add support for linear histogram display mode
  • Support ‘h’ key to toggle linear/log histogram mode
  • Ensure all events are emitted in main thread
  • Remove use of deprecated GDK thread APIs
  • Use GtkGrid instead of deprecated GtkTable
  • Ensure status bar is constant size when scaling image
  • Preserve scrollbar offsets when switching images
  • Make metadata extraction more robust wrt missing fields
  • Updated translations from transifex

As before we still need help getting the UI translated into as many languages as possible, so if you are able to help out, please join the Fedora translation team:

https://fedora.transifex.net/projects/p/entangle/

Thanks to everyone who helped contribute to this release & troubleshooting of the previous releases.

Announce: Release of Entangle v0.3.1 – An app for tethered camera control & capture

Posted: February 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Entangle, Fedora, Photography | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

I am pleased to announce a new release 0.3.1 of Entangle, a GTK3 desktop application for tethered camera control & capture, is available for download from the usual location. This release has focused exclusively on bug fixing following the major refactoring that went into the previous release. If you were having trouble with the previous release crashing, then I hope this new one should improve things significantly.

  • Fix crash in handling camera control combo list
  • Add notice about need to set XDG_DATA_DIRS when installing into unusual directories
  • Add workaround to avoid immediate crash if schemas were not found in XDG_DATA_DIRS
  • Compile schema files after installation
  • Fix crash updating widget sensitivity
  • Fix crashes & race conditions during capture of images
  • Fix infinite preview error message popups which can hang the window manager
  • Fix crash when retrying a failed connection attempt
  • Fix thread locking when hiding status display
  • Avoid running multiple threads for monitoring status
  • Fix initial sensitivity of camera control panels
  • Update README with new URLs for bugs/mailing lists

Since the latest release I have also registered Entangle with GNA!, to get support for mailing lists and bug tracking.