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    Unhappy F-Spot crashes

    well, i don't have any data's right now to it, but the app crashes during importing.
    For a long while i disregarded fspot because it is kinda slow (importing!).
    But it is the only app i know that displays all images in one place without having to enter any folder to see the images.
    So i will give it a try again.

    I read something about beagle (what does that do?) and that that might cause a problem.
    Does anyone had had a problem with it and also has a large (very large) image collection?

    Tomorrow i will post the data stream to reconstruct whats going on.

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    Default Re: F-Spot crashes

    version?? OS and application????

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    Default Re: F-Spot crashes

    Shotwell is gaining some traction as an F-Spot replacement. I haven't tried it yet, but it may be worth looking into.

    I assume you are looking at on the Gnome desktop.
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    Default Re: F-Spot crashes

    yes, it is the gnome desktop. How did you know?

    Well, i have the current Suse version 11.2 i think and it the fspot that came with it, which should be 0.6.1.2
    If i check the terminal, i see that it read every image in and save from time to time.
    It takes forever. curse you fspot

    I have it running now for a 2 hours and it scanned so far about 12000 images in, remaining 160000. Don't ask me why so many, thats just how many i have. Wallpapers and personal pictures etc...

    Shotwell rings a bell. That is not in the database i think. I will take a look. If fspot makes an error, i will post it.

    As far as hardware goes, i have an E8500 cpu (dualcore) with 4gb ram and gigabyte motherboard. Not sure if that matters.

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    Default Re: F-Spot crashes

    I've been fooling around with Shotwell, and it isn't bad, just kinda basic for navigating. It's kinda a gThumbs pumped up, or somewhere between gThumbs and F-Spot.

    The only thing I wish F-Spot or Shotwell would/could do is monitor selected folders even over the network.

    I put all of the digital pictures on the server and I don't want to have to copy all of them to my local desktop, I want them to stay where they are! I'd love it to automatically load whatever pictures I add to the folder too.

    So far, only Picasa has managed to do that.
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    Default Re: F-Spot crashes

    actually, i switched to shotwell now.
    F-Spot is to slow and thats even when viewing. I am not sure why they never uncluttered the app.
    It does have nice features but on my system its to slow.
    So now i am using Shotwell and its way faster, with less features, but still has all the basics i need.
    As far as the crash goes, i wasn't able to reproduce the error.
    But i import now only by folder and not subfolders. There might be a file that caused the problem.

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