When I finish a project, I usually delete the sources. I would like to be able to add a comment to the project (for example, specify a link to the sources in the comment, define other working stuff). At the moment I’m doing this using a Readme file in the project directory. Is there any other way?
The best option, it seems to me, is to add a field for entering a comment to the project when creating a project. And so that the text of the comment is saved in mlt
When you delete your sources, your project file is broken. When you attempt to open it in Shotcut, you will be presented with an error message with an option to locate the missing source files. Since you deleted the sources, you will have to ignore the error message, the resulting project will be useless. How will a comment help you at this point? The sources are deleted and the project is unrecoverable.
Maybe @arquette means that when the project is all finished and exported, he/she deletes the source files from the computer (to save space maybe). Maybe the files are stored on cloud services or an external drive and he/she needs to take notes of the location of these files to recover them if he/she ever needs to re-open the project.
I think it might be best to manage that situation outside of the project file. Because the user would still need to attempt to open a broken project file to read the comment. A README file in the root directory of the project makes more sense to me for this situation.