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JeffTucker

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Editing date doesn't work
Posted: 11 Jul 21, 20:14
 
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In image editing mode, the Date field displays the "date modified," from the O.S. The field appears to be editable, but changes made to that date don't "take" - when you go back into edit mode, the unchanged date reappears.

I'm not sure if this ever worked - I don't recall ever trying to modify that date.

(BTW, the Reset file date to camera date does work, but the results aren't visible until you close, then re-open, the project.)
davidekholm

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Re: Editing date doesn't work
Posted: 13 Jul 21, 11:47   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
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Interesting... This must have been broken since we bundled jAlbum with Java 11. In Java 9, they modified the default date-time pattern, adding a comma to separate date and time. This broke my logic. I should have ensured that a proper error message was printed at least, but that was not the case. jAlbum silently ignored the error :-(

Anyway. This beta should have addressed this now: https://jalbum.net/download/beta/jalbum-core.jar
JeffTucker

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Re: Editing date doesn't work
Posted: 13 Jul 21, 12:50   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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That's fixed it.

But it raises a philosophical question. If a feature has been broken for almost three years before anyone notices, do you fix it, or do you remove it? ;)
davidekholm

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Re: Editing date doesn't work
Posted: 13 Jul 21, 23:43   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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JeffTucker wrote:
That's fixed it.

But it raises a philosophical question. If a feature has been broken for almost three years before anyone notices, do you fix it, or do you remove it? ;)


It's certainly a question worth asking. Now, the user experience isn't complicated by these fields being editable, so I don't see any downside by allowing this ability. Also, one contributing reason why we haven't got bug reports on this could be that it seems to work - no error messages. It's only when you revisit the same image you see that the date change was ignored.
JeffTucker

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Re: Editing date doesn't work
Posted: 13 Jul 21, 23:51   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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Yeah, in this case it's a low-cost option - it's not as if it's consuming vast swathes of screen real estate, or otherwise complicating the UI. There are some jAlbum options that I do wonder about, however.... ;)
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