Re: Dolphin bug, help needed
- Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 23:28:38 +0200
- From: Elvis Angelaccio <elvis.angelaccio@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Dolphin bug, help needed
On martedì 15 maggio 2018 04:09:10 CEST, Ongun Kanat wrote:
I'm trying to fix a bug in Dolphin. It basically doesn't show
any information in columns like Artist, Image size etc. in
Image size works for me, as do other roles. Album indeed looks broken.
After finding what is missing I wanted to see an example way to
retrieve that metadata. I decided to look at the code of
Information Panel which works correctly. After seeking some
help in the IRC channel I decided to dive into the
code. Information Panel uses Baloo widgets to fill that
information. KFileMetada is meant to be used as a fallback
compile time option. And I was told thay KFileMetadata has been
You probably meant KFileMetaDataWidget? Yes, that's deprecated.
Without baloo (and baloo-widgets) metadata extraction doesn't work in
However, I found that Baloo widgets still uses it
somehow. Also the code in Baloo Widgets seems a bit convoluted
and repeats the same checks such as multiple/single file again
and again. I made some notes since the process has many layers
and easy to
I want the fix Dolphin bug so I need some guidance. Is it valid
to use KFileMetaData directly to fill in the columns in Details
View? If it's not, are there any other plans which I may help?
No, we should find the actual bug and fix it. I'd start looking what's
going on in kfileitemmodel.cpp.
I also wonder if there is anyone actively working on Baloo
widgets. It seems it needs some refactoring and I may need some
mentoring to decide on the architecture.
Feel free to open a task in the dolphin workboard on phabricator:
Thanks for help,