Re: [Shotwell] Map Widget Outlook

My apologies, I must've had some older versions of clutter in my /usr/local.  I rebuilt a few packages from most recent stable:

And I'm build went mostly smoothly after that.  I did notice the following warning repeated a few times:
L 7807 2016-07-02 13:54:52 [CRT] Plugins.vala:356: Unable to load module /usr/local/lib/shotwell/plugins/builtin/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

but I'm guessing those may also be on master?

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 11:01 AM, Max <abonnements revolwear com> wrote:

I got Mint 18 beta because I wanted to test the map feature.
It compiles and works!

It is nice, I love it.
There are some usability issues. Stuff that intuitively you think would work differently. After some time you get used to them. I should have probably made a screen recording when trying it out for the first time.

One thing is this:
When geotagging images the map moves slowly to center the placemark. Because it is awkward when you want to drag the next image to it and it is still moving around.

This could be solved either way:
A: There could be an inner area where it just stays where it is. (to put it in different words: only when dragged close to the edge of the map it could move so in is more inside, but not necessarily centered.
B: As soon as there is another image being dragged, the map stops moving.

There are other things too, I'll try to write them up as they become apparent to me.

I hope this will find its way into the main branch! Thank you for this :)


On 2016년 06월 24일 04:53, Andreas Brauchli wrote:
Hey List

Quick progress update.
Status refers to my tree at this commit:

On Mon, 2016-06-20 at 23:06 +0200, Andreas Brauchli wrote:
Let summarize the echo so far:

- Joseph has trouble linking on stock Ubuntu 16.04 due to some
dependencies (I'm also running 16.04 with proposed and backports)

- There is a noticeable delay on first launch

- The lock icon is not self explanatory
I added a popover hover text to explain the icon*.

- The map feels too small

- The SVG icons need to be properly licensed

- There remain some map centering issues
   "When focussing back to some photo with gps info the map does not
center to that, but seems to stay where it was" (Ulf)
   "I sometimes end up in the middle of nowhere (central Russia or
    Atlantic Ocean) for no obvious reason"
I found a logic error that would have cause a zoom-in on an empty
marker layer instead of just doing nothing. The center mass of the
empty layer was probably determined as 0N 0W which is off the west
coast of Africa and pretty much "in the middle of nowhere." Not sure
what would have caused it to go to Russia though.

- Should there be a default location?
I deferred that to whatever libchamplain decides to show but there is a
default zoom level. I'd be interested to hear how well it plays in
real-world tests. When you're zoom in below this level and you're
switching to a marker that's far away (not visible from two zoom levels
out of your current view) it will reset to it.
This should ideally also make long transitions less headachy.

- Geoinfo should also be displayed in extended info dialog
I rarely use it, but the coords are there. I don't think we need a
second map there. We don't have more Geoinfo at the moment.

Roadmap items (according to my priorities):

- The lock icon needs at least a tooltip. (alternative approaches can
be discussed as well)

- Map centering issues

- Clear up the SVG licensing (more on that below)

- Investigate initial startup delay
This will be the next item to tackle


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