Opened 13 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#109 closed enhancement (fixed)

Least-Effort Picture adding

Reported by: Billy Crook Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: programming Keywords:
Cc: deletesoftware@…, joar Parent Tickets:

Description (last modified by Christopher Allan Webber)

I want to see a feature that monitors a directory for new images,
and assimilates them into MediaGoblin. I should be able to plug in
my camera, when /media/foocamera appears, goblin sees it, copies
the pictures off, and empties the camera.

I should be able to visit my GMG webpage then and see them in a

Change History (10)

comment:1 by Christopher Allan Webber, 13 years ago

Hello Billy,

Presumably you're speaking of something along the lines of using
the API along with some sort of local file directory monitoring

Have you seen:
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comment:2 by Billy Crook, 13 years ago

Thanks for responding Chris! I'm intending to run gnu media goblin
on my personal GNU workstation, which happens to be globally
route-able. I similarly run a web-based RSS reader off my GNU
workstation and a few other things.

This might be an edge case a few years ago, but on the precipice of
ipv6, it is entirely reasonable to believe that by the time Goblin
hits its 1.0 release, most people's machines will be entirely
capable of serving web pages without mucking around with port
forwarding. Given this, a gamin or filesystemwatcher-like object
could literally receive filesystem modification notifications from
the kernel when any file is added to X. Then a user just drops
pictures in to /home/bcrook/Pictures/ and Goblin slurps them up and
puts them in the web app. Likewise for cameras being plugged in.

I had not noticed issue 293, and it does seem like it would be a
more modular way to achieve what I'm wanting. I guess I'm
suggesting that in addition to that API, such a filesystem monitor
daemon should be included with the Goblin project. Even if someone
wasn't running Goblin on their desktop, they might find it pretty
easy to sshfs-mount the server, and drag pics there, and just know
that they're available in a flashy gallery the instant they're done

One reason I don't use sites like flickr is that I don't want to
click a button and browse for a file and click upload and repeat
for each file I want to share. I want to use rsync, scp, or cp.

Before I heard of Goblin, I was hoping for some apache module that
would translate a directory of images into a nifty gallery, on the
fly; similar to how options Indexes turns a directory of files into
a fancy html-rendered file listing.

comment:3 by Christopher Allan Webber, 13 years ago

Priority: NormalLow
Thanks Billy! This is what I thought you meant.

I agree this would be a nice feature. I think it will probably be a
third party extension that **uses** the API (or maybe some official
script that would come bundled or packaged externally for this) but
there's no reason why not to track it here.

For now we don't have the ability to implement it though, so I'm
doing the following:

-  Marking this as low
-  Setting this issue as blocked by the API ticket.

When the API stuff is resolved, this will be a good ticket to
re-evaluate then.

Thanks for the idea!

comment:4 by Will Kahn-Greene, 12 years ago

The original url for this bug was .
#27: blocked

comment:5 by Aleksej, 12 years ago

Cc: deletesoftware@… added
Component: programming

comment:6 by Jakob Kramer, 12 years ago

Type: defectenhancement

comment:7 by Emily O'Leary, 11 years ago

Now that we have plugins how doable is this?

comment:8 by Christopher Allan Webber, 11 years ago

Cc: joar added
Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

I think this is even in a sense already done by ... maybe the only thing that is missing is it doesn't "watch" the directory. That could be handled by a cronjob though?

Marking as fixed unles I'm wrong :)

comment:9 by Christopher Allan Webber, 11 years ago

Even though this isn't part of MediaGoblin core (and shouldn't be probably) it at least is now possible, which means this can be closed.

comment:10 by Odin Hørthe Omdal (Velmont), 11 years ago

incron might be a very good fit for this along with automgtic.

Anyway, a good thing with doing it via the API even if it's all on the same computer is that it'll be network aware from the get-go.

If you don't want to copy files around, my gmg_localfiles plugin might also be possible to use for this. :-)

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