[Digikam-devel] [Bug 137694] New: Allow album pictures to be stored on network devices

Havard Bjastad havard at tracetracker.com
Tue Nov 21 20:37:14 CET 2006


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           Summary: Allow album pictures to be stored on network devices
           Product: digikam
           Version: 0.8.2
          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: havard tracetracker com


Version:           0.8.2 (using KDE KDE 3.5.5)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
OS:                Linux

Tempting to file this as a bug, but I'm sure the developers will classify it as a feature request...

This is related to the following issues:
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=116252 : failed to update db on nfs shares
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=118543 : enable-nfs-hack no longer works
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=122516 : Album Path cannot be on Network device (Unmounted)
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=121005 : digikam won´t start when the album-path stays on nfs-volume
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=129437 : wish: Album could point to network path. Now it's impossible to view photos from shared network drive.
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134594 : WISH: Independent database backend support for increased usability (MySQL/PostgreSQL etc)

The frequent answer seems to be, read http://www.sqlite.org/faq.html#q7

Now, as an end user, I care little or none about the backend(s) used by digikam. All I want, is to be able to store my pictures on a network drive, so other machines can access the same picture collection.

I understand that digikam keeps a database of the pictures, and that this database is now in sqlite. However, it should be REALLY EASY to provide e.g. a command-line option to store the database file in the user's home directory (even if the pictures themselves are on a network drive). This simple change should take care of the user's need, without requiring the developers to rewrite the database backend (which, obviously, is a major undertaking).


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