Shotwell 0.7.2 update addresses crucial bugs
The Yorba developers have released version 0.7.2 of their open source Shotwell photo manager for the GNOME desktop. According to the developers, the latest update to their free digital photo manager includes several "crucial" fixes and includes translation updates.
Shotwell 0.7.2 addresses a "major startup problem" caused by users having a symbolic link in their Pictures directory and a potential crashing bug related to directories containing a large number of subdirectories. Other changes include copying and linking updates, PicasaWeb fixes for passwords containing a '+' character and other bug fixes.
The developers have also issued an update to their Exiv2 GObject wrapper library, version 0.2.1 of gexiv2, which is a requirement for Shotwell. The 0.2.1 release corrects an issue where an image with malformed EXIF data could lead to a crash. All users are "highly recommended" to upgrade to the latest release.
Further information about the update can be found in the official release announcement. Pre-compiled binaries of Shotwell 0.7.2 are available to download for Fedora, Ubuntu and Windows and a user guide is provided. Shotwell source code is licensed under version 2.1 of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL v2.1). Shotwell is the default default photo manager in Fedora 13 and it will replace F-Spot in the next 10.10 release of Ubuntu.
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