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Solang 0.4.1 released

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We are glad to announce the release of Solang 0.4.1. This is a new release in the unstable 0.4.x series. It introduces some new features and fixes over the earlier releases in this series.

Solang is a photo manager for GNOME. It lets you manage your collection of photos by tagging them and searching through them based on various criteria — tags, EXIF data, etc; and offers a limited set of editing functionalities. Under the hood, Solang uses Tracker which allows it to automatically detect all the photos on your computer and publishes the tags all across the desktop.

Screenshot of Solang 0.4.1

New Features:

  • Create archives using libarchive instead of File Roller.
  • Brasero exporter to burn selected photos to a CD/DVD.
  • End user help written in Mallard.
  • Free text search that looks at the URIs and tags of photos.
  • Photos are sorted in reverse chronological order based on when they were last modified.
  • Replaced the buttons of the search basket with a context menu.
  • Thumbnails in the browser do not have a frame around them.
  • New dependencies on Brasero (optional) and libarchive. Minimum required version of Brasero is 2.28.3, Tracker is 0.8.0 and libarchive is 2.8.0.


  • Display human readable strings for metering mode instead of the internal representation used in Tracker.
  • Fixed the flip and rotate operations so that the dimensions of the photo remain correct.
  • Mark photos that are going to be exported in the browser.
  • Read the flash and white balance properties of photos.
  • Select the first photo when a new page is shown in the browser.
  • The exporter dialog is now closer to the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines.
  • Wake up the thumbnailer only when there is a pending request.
  • Updated SPARQL queries to reflect changes in Tracker.
  • 608826 – Add comments and context information to aid translation
  • 613499 – Quit enlarged mode with Escape
  • 613518 – Layout is not saved


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Written by Debarshi Ray

17 April, 2010 at 11:07

Posted in GNOME, Solang

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  2. The readme says there are packages available for debian fedora and ubuntu, but i can find no such packages


    15 May, 2010 at 11:26

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