Any interest in a macOS version?

Hi there, I’m not actually a real user of RPD yet, but I’m trying to decide whether to do my photo management on Linux or on macOS (I use macOS for 99% of my daily work). I do my RAW development with Darktable.

I was kind of bored today and started looking into getting RPD to run on macOS. After a few hours I can gladly say that I now have it running on macOS Mojave, with lots of dependencies installed through Homebrew (https://brew.sh/). Functionality that requires UDisks2 and GUdev libraries is not supported as those have not been ported to macOS yet.

I have not tested with camera support yet, but local operations seem to work well, including all the thumbnail creation, timeline, caching etc. See log below.

So two questions:

  1. Is anyone interested in running RPD on macOS?
  2. Would @damonlynch accept patches to support macOS? (Current diff is about 800 lines and fairly trivial)

Thanks!


Logfile:
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 6250: Rapid Photo Downloader is starting
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Rapid Photo Downloader: 0.9.17
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Platform: Darwin-18.7.0-x86_64-i386-64bit
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Memory: 9.55 GB used of 17.18 GB
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Python: 3.7.6
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Python executable: /usr/local/opt/python/bin/python3.7
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Qt: 5.14.0
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: PyQt: 5.14.0
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: SIP: 4.19.20
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: ZeroMQ: 4.3.2
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Python ZeroMQ: 18.1.1 (cython backend)
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: gPhoto2: 2.5.23
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Python gPhoto2: 2.0.0
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: ExifTool: 11.80
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: pymediainfo: 4.1
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: GExiv2: 0.12.0
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Gstreamer: 1.16.2
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: PyGObject: 3.34.0
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: libraw: 0.18.12-Release
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: rawkit: 0.6.0
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: psutil: 5.6.7
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Exiv2: 0.27.2
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Arrow: 0.15.5
2020-01-05 23:21:53 INFO rapid.py 497: Tornado: 6.0.3
2020-01-05 23:21:53 DEBUG rapid.py 1302: Avaiable screen geometry: 1280x777 on 1280x800 display
2020-01-05 23:21:54 INFO rapid.py 547: Device autodetection: True
2020-01-05 23:21:54 INFO rapid.py 555: For automatically detected devices, only the contents the following folders will be scanned: DCIM, PRIVATE, MP_ROOT
2020-01-05 23:21:54 INFO rapid.py 568: This Computer is set to be used as a download source, using: /Users//Movies/
2020-01-05 23:21:54 INFO rapid.py 580: Photo download location: /Users//Pictures
2020-01-05 23:21:54 INFO rapid.py 583: Video download location: /Users//Movies
2020-01-05 23:21:54 INFO rapid.py 588: Backing up files: False
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG rapid.py 636: Starting main ExifTool process
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG preferences.py 1008: Validating CPU core count for thumbnail generation…
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG preferences.py 1010: …2 physical cores detected
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG rapid.py 749: Starting logging subscription manager…
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG rapid.py 754: …logging subscription manager started
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG rapid.py 759: Stage 2 initialization
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG rapid.py 791: Starting thumbnail daemon model
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG interprocess.py 295: Running sink for Thumbnail Daemon Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG rapid.py 804: Stage 3 initialization
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG rapid.py 809: …thumbnail daemon model started
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG interprocess.py 738: Starting worker for Thumbnail Daemon Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG interprocess.py 194: Started ‘/usr/local/opt/python/bin/python3.7 /Users//Library/Python/3.7/lib/python/site-packages/raphodo/thumbnaildaemon.py --receive 64898 --send 64897 --logging 64896’ with pid 49099
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG thumbnailer.py 198: Starting thumbnail model…
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG thumbnaildisplay.py 169: Setting arrow locale to en_US
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG interprocess.py 295: Running sink for Thumbnail Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG thumbnailer.py 217: …thumbnail model started
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG thumbnailer.py 222: Starting thumbnail load balancer…
2020-01-05 23:21:54 DEBUG interprocess.py 194: Started ‘/usr/local/opt/python/bin/python3.7 /Users//Library/Python/3.7/lib/python/site-packages/raphodo/thumbloadbalancer.py --receive 64906 --send 64900 --controller 64905 --logging 64896’ with pid 49100
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 1215: Subscribing to logging on port 64907
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 1215: Subscribing to logging on port 64914
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG thumbnailer.py 235: …thumbnail load balancer started
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 821: Stage 4 initialization
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 194: Started ‘/usr/local/opt/python/bin/python3.7 /Users//Library/Python/3.7/lib/python/site-packages/raphodo/thumbnailextractor.py --request 64913 --send 64900 --identity 0 --logging 64896’ with pid 49107
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 194: Started ‘/usr/local/opt/python/bin/python3.7 /Users//Library/Python/3.7/lib/python/site-packages/raphodo/thumbnailextractor.py --request 64913 --send 64900 --identity 1 --logging 64896’ with pid 49108
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG selector_events.py 58: Using selector: KqueueSelector
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG storage.py 640: Error determining default file manager
2020-01-05 23:21:55 WARNING rapid.py 849: Default file manager could not be determined
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 860: Locale directory: None
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 863: Getting gphoto2 context
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 870: Probing for valid mounts
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG storage.py 351: To be recognized, partitions must be mounted under /Volumes
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 874: Freedesktop.org thumbnails location: /Users//.cache/thumbnails
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 877: Probing desktop environment
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 882: Desktop environment variable not set
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1966: Checking path validity
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG storage.py 912: Updating watched paths
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG storage.py 926: Adding to watched paths: /Users/
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 918: Laying out main window
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG renamepanel.py 148: Setting photo combobox chosen value to Original Filename
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG renamepanel.py 238: Updating example photo name in rename panel
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG renamepanel.py 148: Setting video combobox chosen value to Original Filename
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG renamepanel.py 241: Updating example video name in rename panel
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG jobcodepanel.py 312: Inserting 2 job codes into job code widget
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG storage.py 351: To be recognized, partitions must be mounted under /Volumes
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG foldercombo.py 74: Rebuilding photo combobox entries…
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2020-01-05 23:21:55 INFO foldercombo.py 211: photo path /Users/ is a default value or path to an external volume
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG foldercombo.py 74: Rebuilding video combobox entries…
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2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 922: Have GIO module: True
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 925: GVFS (GIO) controls mounts: False
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 936: Starting camera hotplug monitor…
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 969: Starting version check
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 999: Starting download tracker
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1006: Setting up download update timer
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1013: Starting offload manager…
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 295: Running sink for Offload Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1027: …offload manager started
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 738: Starting worker for Offload Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 194: Started ‘/usr/local/opt/python/bin/python3.7 /Users//Library/Python/3.7/lib/python/site-packages/raphodo/offload.py --receive 64921 --send 64920 --logging 64896’ with pid 49110
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1052: Starting rename manager…
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 295: Running sink for Rename and Move File Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1057: …rename manager started
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1078: Starting scan manager…
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 738: Starting worker for Rename and Move File Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 295: Running sink for Scan Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 194: Started ‘/usr/local/opt/python/bin/python3.7 /Users//Library/Python/3.7/lib/python/site-packages/raphodo/renameandmovefile.py --receive 64924 --send 64923 --logging 64896’ with pid 49111
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1083: …scan manager started
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1102: Starting copy files manager…
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 295: Running sink for Copy Files Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1107: …copy files manager started
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1122: Starting backup manager …
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG interprocess.py 295: Running sink for Backup Manager
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rapid.py 1127: …backup manager started
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rpdsql.py 354: SELECT uid FROM files WHERE marked=? AND file_type=? [True, <FileType.photo: 1>]
2020-01-05 23:21:55 DEBUG rpdsql.py 354: SELECT uid FROM files WHERE marked=? AND file_type=? [True, <FileType.video: 2>]
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG rapid.py 1350: Window position quirk delta: PyQt5.QtCore.QPoint(0, 22)
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG interprocess.py 1215: Subscribing to logging on port 64941
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG rapid.py 5462: Using This Computer path /Users//Movies/
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG interprocess.py 1215: Subscribing to logging on port 64945
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG rapid.py 4939: Assigning scan id 0 to /Users//Movies/
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG rpdsql.py 135: INSERT OR REPLACE INTO devices (scan_id, device_name) VALUES (?,?) (0, )
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG devicedisplay.py 164: Adding /Users//Movies/ to This Computer display with scan id 0 at row 0
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG devices.py 568: Setting device state for to scanning
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG rpdsql.py 354: SELECT uid FROM files WHERE marked=? AND file_type=? [True, <FileType.photo: 1>]
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG rpdsql.py 354: SELECT uid FROM files WHERE marked=? AND file_type=? [True, <FileType.video: 2>]
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG rapid.py 1624: Setting progress bar to show scanning activity
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG interprocess.py 194: Started ‘/usr/local/opt/python/bin/python3.7 /Users//Library/Python/3.7/lib/python/site-packages/raphodo/scan.py --receive 64927 --send 64926 --controller 64929 --syncclient 64928 --filter 0 --logging 64896’ with pid 49128
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG rapid.py 1222: Completed stage 9 initializing main window
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG interprocess.py 1215: Subscribing to logging on port 64951
2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG renameandmovefile.py 257: Start of day is set to 03:00
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2020-01-05 23:21:56 DEBUG interprocess.py 1215: Subscribing to logging on port 64957
2020-01-05 23:21:57 DEBUG interprocess.py 1215: Subscribing to logging on port 64962
2020-01-05 23:21:57 DEBUG scan.py 194: Scan 0 worker started
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2020-01-05 23:21:57 DEBUG storage.py 640: Error determining default file manager
2020-01-05 23:21:57 DEBUG scan.py 1275: Distinguishing approach to timestamp time zones on
2020-01-05 23:21:57 DEBUG scan.py 1242: Examining sample /Users//Movies//GOPR0038.MP4
2020-01-05 23:21:57 DEBUG metadatavideo.py 155: Using pymediainfo datetime (2016-02-17T10:42:47+01:00), because ExifTool did not detect a time zone in /Users//Movies//GOPR0038.MP4
2020-01-05 23:21:57 INFO scan.py 1353: Device timezone setting for is unknown, because the file modification time and file’s time as recorded in metadata differ for sample file video
2020-01-05 23:21:57 INFO scan.py 907: Successfully extracted sample video metadata from
2020-01-05 23:21:57 DEBUG scan.py 885: Sending 15 scanned files from to sink
2020-01-05 23:21:57 INFO scan.py 405: 43 total files scanned on
2020-01-05 23:21:57 INFO rapid.py 4290: Updating example file name using sample video from
2020-01-05 23:21:57 DEBUG interprocess.py 1224: Unsubscribing to logging on port 64962
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2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG renamepanel.py 241: Updating example video name in rename panel
2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG rapid.py 4536: No files are marked for download for
2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG rpdsql.py 150: Adding 15 rows to db
2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG rpdsql.py 288: SELECT uid, marked FROM files ORDER BY mtime ASC
2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG rpdsql.py 354: SELECT uid FROM files WHERE marked=? AND file_type=? [True, <FileType.photo: 1>]
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2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG devicedisplay.py 336: Row 0:
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2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG devices.py 518: Device states: : idle
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2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG thumbnaildisplay.py 250: 15 thumbnails (15 marked)
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2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG thumbnaildisplay.py 259: 15 to be generated; 0 generated
2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG thumbnaildisplay.py 269: Active devices:
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2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG devicedisplay.py 331: Known devices:
2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG devicedisplay.py 336: Row 0:
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2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG connectionpool.py 437: https://www.damonlynch.net:443 “GET /rapid/version.json HTTP/1.1” 200 778
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2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG interprocess.py 1224: Unsubscribing to logging on port 64969
2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG interprocess.py 338: Thumbnail Manager currently has no workers
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2020-01-05 23:21:58 DEBUG thumbnaildisplay.py 746: Thumbnail was null: GP010044.MP4
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As an aside, RPD is in nixpkg, and nixpkg runs on macOS… Not sure if RPD would work, but perhaps worth a try.

Haven’t tried that as I don’t use nixpkg, but I highly doubt that RPD would work that way.

People do want to run it on macOS because they write to me asking if I want to port it. I tell them I do not own a Mac and I don’t have time right now to do the port. The prospect of supporting Mac users is also daunting because there are so many of them compared to Linux photographers!

For sure if there is to be a port it absolutely must work flawlessly with cameras & phones. Or else people will angrily rate the application 1 star because it doesn’t download from their camera (or more likely, their phone). I’m not impressed by that, but that’s a topic for another time (if at all).

As for the code, if you want to continue your work to port it, please do. But it will take me time to review the code and right now due to serious academic commitments I do not have that time. At all. So patience is a requirement.

Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Damon, your points make a lot of sense to me. First of all, I don’t know if I can make the commitment to release and maintain an application that will potentially get a large new user base on a platform you, as the main author, do not use. I really don’t have any experience maintaining public software, but I know many people who do, and they tell me it’s not exactly a walk in the park. The last thing I want is for RPD to be badly reviewed in the future because of my potential lack of commitment.

I have already noticed that it is not trivial to test all functionality properly, e.g. I own two digital cameras, both of which are not well supported by libgphoto2 (same on Linux), even though they are quite common and not brand new (Lumix DMC-FZ1000 and Sony Alpha a6500).

All that said, I will probably continue hacking on RPD on the mac while I figure out if I prefer macOS, Linux or Windows for my photo management. That doesn’t just depend on RPD, but mostly on my experience with Darktable, Gimp and other tools as RPD is only a small part of the workflow. If I have anything further worth sharing, I will reach out again.

In the meantime, good luck with your academic commitments!

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