Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] RhythmDB::entry-extra-metadata-gather and python plugins

On Sat, 2007-02-24 at 01:53 -0300, Claudio Saavedra wrote:
> I've tried to provide extra metadata to rhythmbox from a Python plugin,
> by simply connecting a handler to the
> RhythmDB::entry-extra-metadata-gather signal, so I could insert a new
> key-value par to the metadata hash table.
> However, it seems like I can't really modify the metadata hashtable from
> python, because in the callback I connected, metadata is only a
> gobject.GBoxed, for which repr() reports a "<GHashTable at 0x81491c0>".
> And therefore, metadata is not modifiable from the python plugin, and it
> seems to me that this signal renders useless in python (as the main idea
> behind it is to be able to insert key-value pairs to the metadata
> table).

Fixing this requires either using a different type instead of
GHashTable, or chaning the metadata-gathering to use a different

I've filed bug 412210[0] about this, and attached a patch which uses a
new class RBStringValueMap, which can be used from python. From simple
testing it appears to work.



James "Doc" Livingston
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