Brainstorming for UDS-P

Sam Smith smickson at
Sat Sep 24 14:23:53 UTC 2011

Is there any hope of Nautilus gaining the ability to read Tags? 

Be nice to be able to add tags to files, like a text-document and be able to search via tag in the Files & Folders lens. It would also be great to be able to view MP3 and MP4 tags from within Nautilus. There's presently no way to view mp3 and mp4 tags in a list-like details view. Maybe this could be accomplished via plugins or something?

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> Subject: Re: Brainstorming for UDS-P
> Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:54:35 -0400
> On Friday, September 23, 2011 09:57:09 PM Barry Warsaw wrote:
> > On Sep 23, 2011, at 08:12 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > >On Friday, September 23, 2011 07:55:24 PM Barry Warsaw wrote:
> > >> * Python 3 only on the CDs.
> > >
> > >Not feasible for Kubuntu unless an upstream Python 3 port for python-dbus
> > >appears (which python-qt4/pykde4 can support).
> > 
> > Yep, I fully expect there will be some critical packages that we'll have to
> > port ourselves, mostly because upstream won't have done them yet.  Allison
> > started a list of these for UDS-O so I think we have good data to start
> > from, but will likely need updating.  We can hash that out at UDS-P.
> python-dbus may present a particular problem.  Last I heard, upstream was not 
> planning a straight port to python3.  They were planning to use gobject 
> introspection.  This is a problematic choice for supporting a cross-desktop 
> technology.
> Even if we were to do our own python-dbus python3 port, the relevant parts of 
> python-qt4 and pykde4 would also have to be ported.
> If we're serious about a python3 only desktop in "P", then I think some 
> upstream coordination now is essential.  KDE 4.8 (the version we would expect 
> to use for "P" for Kubuntu) dependency freeze is November 3.  There isn't a 
> lot of time to coordinate this with upstream.
> Scott K
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