[Tellico-users] A few issues and comments
robby at periapsis.org
Thu Aug 20 02:17:16 UTC 2009
On Tuesday 18 August 2009, Peter Mayes wrote:
> I've only just subscribed to this list, so hope these comments are
Sure, always glad to get comments.
> I used to use a version that I *think* came from the Dag Wieers
> repository, so was probably version 1.3.1. I found a CD which would
> reliable crash tellico on "Import Audio CD data". That was with Linux
> RHEL5.3. I recently started using Fedora 11 with KDE4. The version of
> Tellico with FC11 is 1.3.5, but it doesn't included CDDB lookup. So I
> downloaded and built tellico-2.0pre1. I now find that this version also
> crashes with the specific disk. (I checked with another package that a
> CDDB entry exists for the disk in question.) Please let me know what
> additional information I can supply if you want to try to investigate -
> happy to mail a copy of the CD if necessary.
I think I had a similar report a while back, and someone sent me the
equivalent CDDB entry. But I was never able to reproduce the crash. Can you
build with debug support and see if there's any output when you run the
command-line? There are two parts to the CD lookup, one for the track info
from CDDB and the other for the CD info on the disc itself. One or the other
could be crashing...
I don't suppose you could get a backtrace could you? If you compile with
debug support, and then Tellico crashes, the crash dialog should popup and
ask about a backtrace...that would really be useful.
> A usage question - if I "Import Audio CD data", the new CD gets added to
> the collection, but is then hard to find (I normally edit the tags, as
> what is downloaded from the internet, particularly for classical music,
> is pretty poor much of the time). How can I easily locate a newly added
It should be in bold, italic text. Also, if you have the new ID field shown,
you could sort by ID and the new entry should be the largest value.
> What is the difference between replace/append/merge when importing CDs?
The Audio CD lookup is a bit quirky, as Tellico treats it as if you were
importing data about a new collection from some other format. So replace
means to delete your current collection and replace it with the new one you
just imported. I don't think that's ever what you want when importing CD
data. :/ Merge is the same as replace, except it checks to see if it already
exists in your collection. I guess it might be better UI to show it as a
checkbox instead of a third option...
> When I edit CD details, I noticed that the "Artist" field doesn't
> automatically complete with existing values, whereas "label" and
> "composer" does - is this by design? It is always mildly irritating.
Open the fields dialog and check if the "Enable auto-completion" got turned
off for the artist field somehow.
> Thanks again for a very useful program - keep up the good work.
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