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[Savannah-register-public] [task #3621] Submission of Linux Movie Catalo

From: Jonathan Gonzalez V.
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #3621] Submission of Linux Movie Catalogue
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 13:38:52 +0000
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                task #3621, project Savannah Administration


               Posted by: Jonathan Gonzalez V. <Zeus>
               Posted on: 2005-01-18 13:38 (Chile/Continental)

                  Status:                    None -> Done                   
        Percent Complete:                     80% -> 100%                   
             Open/Closed:                    Open -> Closed                 


Follow-up Comment:
Hi Uwe,

As you understand everything about GNU and Linux, we can approve your

project, you can change anything about your project after this, except

the system name.

I have approved your project.  You will receive an automated e-mail

containing detailed information about the approval.


 OVERVIEW of task #3621:


                 Summary: Submission of Linux Movie Catalogue
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: merkosh
            Submitted on: Mon 01/10/2005 at 18:44
         Should Start On: Sun 01/16/2005 at 00:00
   Should be Finished on: Sun 01/16/2005 at 00:00
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: Done
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 100%
             Assigned to: Zeus
             Open/Closed: Closed
                  Effort: 0.00


Site Admin. Approval/Edition URL:


System Group Name:

Full Name:
  Linux Movie Catalogue


  GNU General Public License V2 or later

Other License: 

  The project I'd like to publish is called LMC (GNU/Linux Movie Catalogue)
and is primarily a port of the Windows program AMC (Ant Movie Catalog) by
Antoine Potten, released Open Source under the GPL v2.


"primarily", because I intend to change a few things or add some features.

LMC is a graphical tool written mainly in Python and Qt (using PyQt) which
manages a collection of movie CDs/DVDs to store media properties as well as
title information. To do that it relies on backends like trancode (tcprobe)
to scan movie files or scripts (currently only one in Perl) which query movie
databases on the internet for title information /picture, etc.

The project uses autoconf and automake to build the system.

You can download a working copy of LMC from:

The basic things are working, i.e. saving, loading, adding records, removing,
query IMDB, scan file with tcprobe, so it can be used, but not all intended
features are yet implemented.

Other Software Required:
  None known.

I might tackle porting the "Pascal Script" scripts used by AMC to download
information from online databases, using Free Pascal or Kylix, or whatever
works and is available on my Debian ;).

Other Comments:
  I am aware that there is a similar project, XAMC
(, which is also hosted by Gna!. LMC and XAMC were
developed independently from eachother and do not share a commen line of
code. However, I was inspired by XAMC to take up work on LMC again and
release it. Bevore that I tried to communicate with the author of XAMC, but
it seems the project is not under construction any more and my version was
already farther than the one for download for XAMC.

Also: I applied at Gna! for hosting this project. However, there is a problem
with LMC containing "Linux" in the program name, which might lead to confusion
about the GNU/Linux operating system. I would rather not having to find
another name, if Savannah's hosting policy allows that.

Last, the tar-ball of LMC v0.2 yet contains one animated gif. This will be
replaced by an animated .mng in case the project name does not pose a



Follow-up Comments:

Date: Tue 01/18/2005 at 13:38       By: Jonathan Gonzalez V. <Zeus>
Hi Uwe,

As you understand everything about GNU and Linux, we can approve your

project, you can change anything about your project after this, except

the system name.

I have approved your project.  You will receive an automated e-mail

containing detailed information about the approval.


Date: Tue 01/18/2005 at 10:54       By: Uwe Mayer <merkosh>

I have read your link and understand the difference between GNU and Linux and
why we should emphasise the OS being GNU/Linux and not just Linux.

I was not aware of the importance when I chose the program name and I did not
want to change it afterwards, because I have come accustomed to the handle
"lmc" which is all over the source code.

If I understand it correctly it is possible to change the long name of the
project later on. In case I get to think of something better than "LMC Movie
Catalogue" I might want to change the name in future. I'd come back to
Savannah to check wether the name conflicts with anything; it won't have
Linux or GNU/Linux in it, though.

If that is not possible - I'll just stick to LMC Movie Catalogue.


Date: Tue 01/18/2005 at 02:37       By: Jonathan Gonzalez V. <Zeus>
Hi Uwe Mayer,

There's something that you must know, it's that "Linux" is just a

kernel of a more complex system that we like to refer to as GNU/Linux,

to emphasize the ideals of the Free Software movement. 

For more information, see

Please read the URL above with attention, because there's it's

explained why we didn't' accept the word "Linux" in your project

name. This point it's very important to approve your project, because

you must understand, when the word "Linux" must be used and when you

must use "GNU/Linux", if you understand this, we can approve your


Currently your tarball it's ready for approval. Are you agree with

what I pointed above about "Linux and GNU"? did you understand

everything? If you have any doubt about this, please ask us, we want

to clarify any doubt in this point.


Date: Sun 01/16/2005 at 14:54       By: Uwe Mayer <merkosh>
I would like to stick the the lmc handle. Is it possible to use a i.e.
recursive handle lmc = "LMC Movie Catalogue"?

LICENSE.ui-FILES and LICENSE.mng-FILES files were added to the projects root

I uploaded rel 0.3.2 tar.gz archive with above changes.


Date: Sun 01/16/2005 at 13:55       By: Jonathan Gonzalez V. <Zeus>
Hi Uwe Mayer,

I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

Our policy doesn't accept names with 'Linux' in the name, because this

will produce some confusions in the user, maybe you could change it

for another one, if you do not want to change we will have to reject

your project.

I reviewed the source code that you submitted and you have the

Copyright and License notices missing in all the .ui files and in the

.mng file, consider to fix this. If you cannot include a proper

Copyright and License notice inside of any file, consider to create a

file called 'LICENSE.kind-FILES', and put here the proper Copyright

and License notices for those files.

If you are willing to make the changes mentioned above, please provide

us with an URL to an updated tarball of your project.  Upon review, we

will reconsider your project for inclusion in Savannah.


Date: Thu 01/13/2005 at 20:03       By: Uwe Mayer <merkosh>
The current version of lmc has advanced from release 0.2 to 0.3.1. The tar-gz
ball is attached below.

The issue with the containing .gif has been settled, an animated .mng is now
used instead.


File Attachments:

Date: Sun 01/16/2005 at 14:54  Name: lmc-0.3.2.tar.gz  Size: 145.17KB   By:
added license files; some updates
Date: Thu 01/13/2005 at 20:03  Name: lmc-0.3.1.tar.gz  Size: 139.34KB   By:
current version as of 2005-01-13


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