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New GCfilms version: 6.0

Item posted by Tian <tian> on Sat Nov 19 22:14:18 2005.

A new version of GCfilms has been delivered. Instructions to install it could be found here:

Here is the changelog:

  • Péri is now the GCfilms mascot.

He has been created by le Spektre.

  • New icons, new skin and changes in graphical interface.
  • Romanian translation added thanks to Mugurel Tudor.
  • New layout modes: 'Read Only' and 'GCfilms Website'.

Information cannot be modified with these layouts.
User has to double-click on a movie to update it.

  • New layout mode: 'Compact'.

All the information are displayed in only one tab on
a reduced area.
(task #1993)

  • Movies have a new field: Series. When they are displayed

in detailled mode, it is possible to group them by collection.
You may also use drag and drop in list to organize movies.
(task #2009)

  • A video file may be associated to a movie and played from

GCfilms (using a configurable external player)
(task #1994)

  • Some information may be extracted from video file. It concerns

movie runtime, size, video and audio formats. It works only for
OGM, AVI, MPEG and QuickTime videos for the moment.
(bug #2243)

  • Import and Export plugins for Tellico, a collection manager for


  • Plugin to import .tar.gz archives generated through corresponding

export plugin.

  • New plugins for Internet searches: Film Affinity (ES and EN)

and (SE).
(task #1987 et sr #654)

  • Toolbar could be displayed on different places (top, bottom,

left, right) and also undocked.

  • Layout mode for movie information may be changed without

restarting the application.

  • Images size may be changed for picture and detailled modes.
  • When performing a web search, the selected site may be used

automatically for future queries.
(task #2056)

  • Searches in collection can be made according to movies years.

(bug #2722)

  • Graphical installation program has been changed a lot.
  • Help menu has a new item that lets user know what optional

dependencies are not filled and which plugin is concerned by

  • New HTML templates, Simple and Shelf. Existing ones have also been

changed (specially Tabs).

  • HTML export plugin provides some previews for available templates.

It is also possible to automatically open the generated page into
the web browser.

  • Exporting movie collection can be done according to current

filtering options.
(task #1357)

  • New feature in Edit menu and context menu: Duplicate a movie.

It will create a new movie with all the fields filled with values
of the current one.

  • Double clicking on a movie in list open a window

where movie information can be modified.

  • New field: Video Format

(bug #2666)

  • Images can be stored with a path relative to data file.

(sr #653)

  • In window asking for confirmation when removing a movie, a

check box lets user change the corresponding setting.

  • In image mode, background picture may be changed independently

of what the theme is.

  • Size of windows displayed to show movie information is saved.

(bug #2836)

  • A right click on movie picture displays a small context menu

with an option to clear the image.
(bug #2705)

  • In detailled mode, movie identifier is updated in list when

(bug #2704)

  • Automatic identifier generation improved.

(bug #2702)

  • Ordering by movie identifier is done numerically.

(bug #2701)

  • Categories filtering takes spaces into account.

(bug #2799)

  • Sort field and sort order used by movies list are stored

between GCfilms uses.
(sr #760)

  • Charset problem fixed in HTML export.

(bug #2837)

  • Bugs fixed in IMDb plugin

(bug #2782 and bug #4722)

  • Bug fixed in OFDb plugin.
  • Windows installer could install ActiveState Perl if needed.
  • Bug fixed in Windows uninstaller that caused removal of

personal information (movies collection and configuration).
Now this is asked to the user.

  • Removal of websites pictures from packages because of

license problems.

  • Changed default options.
  • More GNOME Human Interface Guidelines compliance. It includes

use of some standard dialog boxes (e.g. the About dialog).

  • Lot of internal changes for performance improvements and easier



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