Merry Christmas! Not only do you get a new release of darktable you also get a new script_manager to go with it.
script_manager sports a new resizable paging interface to replace the long scrolling lists.
script_manager has also moved back to it’s position on the left bottom where it stays out of the way until needed.
The scripts buttons now show the state of the script. Clicking the button toggles the script so if it shows as stopped then clicking it starts the script and changes the button to started. Clicking it when the button shows started, disables the script on darktable restart.
The button window is paged. Clicking the < and > buttons pages back and
forth through the scripts. The category drop down selects the different categories of scripts.
Choosing the install/update scripts action takes you to a window where you can update the installed scripts, install more script repositories, and if desired disable the scripts.
Updating the script is as simple as selecting which scripts to update from the dropdown, then clicking update.
Installing more scripts is as simple as typing in the URL where the script repository is located (there is a list at https://github.com/darktable-org/lua-scripts#related-third-party-projects), giving the scripts a category name, and clicking “install additional scripts”.
If you decide you don’t want to use the scripts or have them running there is an option to disable them.
The number of buttons in the scripts window is configurable. The number can be anywhere between 5 and 20. The next 2 screenshots show the difference. The first screenshot showed the default configuration of 10 buttons.
Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!