Development / Summer of Code / 2019 / Picard
Picard concurrency re-write
Proposed Mentors: samj1912 / zas
Languages/skills: Python, PyQt5
Currently Picard uses threads to offload I/O tasks. Since threading is notoriously detrimental in Python at times, due to its GIL, we were looking for someone to re-write the Picard concurrency code and switch it to a multi-processing model or make use of the new py3.6 asyncio features. This will allow us to improve and cater to a much requested feature of allowing Picard to mass-tag files, something Picard is unable to do so currently without staying responsive.
For more info see: PICARD-975