[Digikam-devel] test/check digikam(imageplugins) 0.9.0-rc1 tarballs

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Thu Nov 16 08:36:08 GMT 2006


On Thu, 16 Nov 2006, Achim Bohnet wrote:

> Feel free to test the tarballs on your system, check if all translation
> are included, etc ...

Just for the fun of it I went for a full installation
on my debian sarge box (i.e. KDE 3.3).
Everything went fine (installation notes are at the end of this mail),
only the htmlexport of kipi-plugins-0.1.2
rejected to compile (see the very end of this mail).

I am still unable to access bugs.kde.org (it must be a local problem
here), so let me summarize a couple of issues here:

- editing exif rotated images and saving leads to
  wrong thumbs and image orientation:
   - take an image with right-top orientation
   - modify the colors (etc.) in the ImageEditor
   - save as a file with different name
   - the thumb of the new image is orientated incorrectly (i.e portrait
     mode) and opening it in the ImageEditor it is also rotated.

  The reason is that for the saved image the EXIF orientation is

  Possible solutions:
  - rotate the image before saving
  - save with the right EXIF information

- searching for rating is not implemented correctly:
  It says "Higher than", but "Higher than" "******"
  will not produce any results 5 is the maximum.

  This could be solved (and enhanced) by ">=",  "="  and "<=" as possible
  choices in the comparison.
   (Suggestion for the words:
   "at least" for >=, "equal" and "at most" for <=)

  Presently it is impossible to search for images with rating=3 or
  images with 2<=rating<=4.
  (This is because there is only "As well as" and "or" but no "not"
   in the add/delete option of the advanced search!)

  Somehow I thought that this rating search would be simple enough to
  maybe add this myself, but at a first glance I was unable to understand
  what was going on in searchwidgets.cpp...

- For help (eg. via F1) I get:
  """The requested help file could not be found. Check that you have
  installed the documentation."""
  It is most likely that this is due to the way I installed things.
  (Though I don't know how to do this one right).

And, before I forget: digikam really rocks
- thanks a lot for all your work!!!
(I know that I said something like this before,
but it can't be repeated often enough ;-)



RC1 installation notes

Download sources

mkdir /tmp/TSTDIGIKAM_RC1
wget http://www.mpe.mpg.de/~ach/tmp/digikam-0.9.0-rc1.tar.bz2
wget http://www.mpe.mpg.de/~ach/tmp/digikamimageplugins-0.9.0-rc1.tar.bz2

wget http://www.exiv2.org/exiv2-0.11.tar.gz

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