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Use MusicBrainz Picard ? Don’t update to KDE 4.4 RC (yet)

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I love MusicBrainz Picard. It keeps my music collection organized, tags and renames them{#aptureLink_0HBhpzYgM6}, and heck even fetches the cover art for (almost) all songs. Picard is just brilliant.

And the icing on the cake - its FOSS & cross platform. And it was working fine - till couple of days ago.

Eager to try out the RC of the upcoming 4.4 release of KDE, I upgraded it. Later on I got a bunch of music files from Ankit, and I set to tag ‘em correctly. Double clicked Picard. Bouncy icon starts, and then - nothing. Uh-oh. Rinse, repeat, no change. Wondering what could’ve happened, I launched Konsole and passed the command And - boom.

sathya@shaman:~> picard

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “/usr/bin/picard”, line 2, in

from picard.tagger import main; main(‘/usr/share/locale’, True)

File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/picard/”, line 21, in

from PyQt4 import QtGui, QtCore

RuntimeError: the sip module implements API v6.0 but the PyQt4.QtGui module requires API v7.0

Seems the upgrade in Qt has resulted in MusicBrainz Picard being broken :(. As of now there seems to be no solution - perhaps wait and watch till someone notices and fixes it ? Or dive into code and try to fix it myself ( mmm enticing). Anybody reading this has a solution ? Do drop a comment

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Sathyajith Bhat
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