[Pkg-phototools-devel] Add exiv2 to Photo Tools list?

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Sun May 8 05:12:34 UTC 2016

Hi Alan,

On Sat, May 07, 2016 at 08:47:34AM -0500, Alan Pater wrote:
> I recently stumbled on the Debian Photo Tools list:
> http://blends.debian.org/multimedia/tasks/photography
> I am curious as to why the exiv2 image metadata library and cli is not
> on this list?

I (as the person who is driving the tasks concept in general but not
feeling responsible to maintain multimedia tasks in special) think that
there is a good chance that there is no specific reason to exclude it
from this list but nobody minded to include it.  Inclusion of a package
is an active process while leaving packages out nobody has to do
anything ... until somebody as you comes up with a perfectly valid
question.  BTW, I once creates some *inofficial* set of tasks just for
imaging which is not advertised somewhere and not maintained actively as
well since there is no volunteer to maintain it:


Feel free to suggest in what task you'd like to see exiv2.

> it is used for metadata management by most photography
> gui apps and is in desperate need of an active maintainer.

That's a pretty orthogonal issue.  There is no correlation between a
package listed on some task and the maintenance of the package itself.
> PS: My interest in this subject is the result minor additions I made
> to XMP support in exiv2 last yer.

If you are interested in a package join the pkg-phototools team and
care for the package.

Kind regards



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