[gpodder-devel] patch for gtkpods extended database

  • From: joehill at teksavvy.com (JoeHill)
  • Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 10:21:06 -0400

Thomas Perl wrote: 

> On Sun, 2008-03-23 at 01:31 -0400, JoeHill wrote:
> > nikosapi wrote:   
> > > It's included in the latest svn, to enable it set
> > > 'ipod_write_gtkpod_extended' to 'True' in the configuration editor  
> > (from the  
> > > preferences window click the 'Advanced' button).  
> > 
> > Very nice, thank you. Works great, glad I gave this another try. I've
> > been trying for weeks to figure out what was wrong, good thing I
> > stopped in on IRC tonight, you finally pointed me in the right
> > direction.  
> Just be sure to check your iPod's data files every now and then because
> there hsa been a report that this feature isn't working as expected. I
> haven't had the time to look at it, and I have yet to see this bug on my
> iPod mini, but please don't say you have been warned ;)

Okay, I have not been warned ;)

> Bug URL: http://bugs.gpodder.org/show_bug.cgi?id=68

Ouch. That would hurt.

> If we can't find a solution to this bug this week, I think I'm going to
> disable the extended gtkpod database support from the 0.11.1 release
> (keeping it in SVN trunk, however), because I don't want to get a
> zillion bug reports about corrupted iTunesDBs ;)
> Of couse, if you feel brave, feel free to test this code. It would be
> very helpful if we could get some results from you, too.

Once I got gpodder working last night, I went pretty well nuts adding podcasts
to my device (ipod classic 80GB), too many in fact, just to see what was out
there. Just did a sync now, before I read your post, and am relieved to see
that there appears to be no issues.

One thing I did notice, when gpodder goes to write the extended database, it
seems to take a long time, about a minute I'd say. Seems rather long for a
process that is only writing to a text file, but then I really have no idea at
all what's involved, so there you go :-)

Thanks for the heads up!

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