[Digikam-devel] Using root Album like a Welcome Page ...

Caulier Gilles caulier.gilles at kdemail.net
Fri Nov 24 17:57:35 GMT 2006

Hi all,

Today i have hacked KMail and extracted a little implementation to add a 
welcome page when user select the root folder on "My Album" and "My Tags 

Originaly, this folder are always displayed empty and are not managed by 
database. I think this is a good place to show a nice KDE like "Welcome 
page". This sound like more user friendly than an empty page, especially when 
digiKam is started at the first time.

There is a screenshot with this page in action at this url :


The patch against svn to test it is here :


Paco, Marcel, Achim : 

The implementation is very simple and isn't intrusive with digiKam core. All 
page content is implemented like an HTML+CSS+PNG file in digikam/data/about 
folder on svn. Only a simple wrapper is added on digikamview.cpp to check if 
user select root folder, and all the rest is implemented into 
albumwidgetstack.cpp to show the page.

The page content is very simple to update. All strings are in a new method on  
albumwidgetstack.cpp file.

Note : to use this patch, please checkout svn before to get digikam/about/data 

The only little problem with this implementation are i18n. If i commit the 
source code now, new strings will be added to .po files...

What do you think about ? 

Gilles Caulier

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