Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#2230 new enhancement

Add support for optional metainfo fields in Create New Torrent panel

Reported by: Reportage Owned by: zzz
Priority: minor Milestone: undecided
Component: apps/i2psnark Version: 0.9.34
Keywords: i2psnark metainfo Cc:
Parent Tickets: Sensitive: no

Description (last modified by Reportage)

Since the support for optional metainfo is already in the code, and is displayed when torrents have been generated by 3rd party clients (and enabled), adding the option to embed a comment and the creation date when creating a torrent would be helpful.

To add a comment, an additional text field under the create torrent field; to embed the creation date, an option in the configuration section.


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snark_create_comment.png (3.7 KB) - added by Reportage 3 years ago.
Mockup of comment field
metadata.png (5.0 KB) - added by Reportage 2 years ago.
Meta data edit section on

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Reportage

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by zzz

Creation date is already stored, and displayed, for locally-created torrents.
Comment field is doable, but worth the added complexity in the create torrent form? I don't think so but don't feel that strongly about it.

Changed 3 years ago by Reportage

Attachment: snark_create_comment.png added

Mockup of comment field

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Reportage

The attached image indicates a mockup of a simple, unfussy implementation of the UI for adding an embedded comment to the torrent. For most purposes, it should be big enough, otherwise, cutting and pasting a larger comment should keep most happy.

For the tooltip, something along the lines of "Add an optional comment or description to be embedded in the torrent file".

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by Reportage

The metadata section on might serve as a useful template for adding metadata to snark torrents. In addition to adding a comment, the 'Created on' (with the option to toggle off) and 'Created by' fields could be useful.

Changed 2 years ago by Reportage

Attachment: metadata.png added

Meta data edit section on

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