[Digikam-devel] About version numbering schema

Mikolaj Machowski mikmach at wp.pl
Sat Jun 16 14:01:04 BST 2007

Dnia sobota 16 czerwiec 2007, Arnd Baecker napisaƂ:
> Going to 1.0 raises the level of what people expect
> ("oh, still not as good as ..."), while a number <1.0
> makes people more relaxed about things...

And with number <1.0 you cannot propose to use program in some
environments (yes, we know this is bullshit but that's the world we live

> It also depends on how it is implemented:
> For example in http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103350
> there is a patch to provide simple "versioning",
> by just keeping a hidden copy of old versions ...
> (well, I don't like that, because I prefer
> if the user consciously decides which files to keep and which not...)

Don't like that because HD usage will skyrocket. Even with contemporary
prices of storage this will be painful. Also I hope for something like
history editor with possibility to edit or turn off some effects from
image history of editing.

> > You know, from myself I could add several points:
> Mikolaj, these are all very important, some of them
> are not yet registered in the B.K.O!
> (while I am currently on the quest of reducing the number of BKO

Noble task :)

> entries, here it would be great if you could add the new points! ;-)


> Oh, yes, rotation, that would be good, indeed!
> What do you mean by "handling of borders"?

At the moment you can resize crop area only by corners. It would be nice
if you could grab any border in any place to resize (eg. good for resize
of crop on big images with full 100% zoom or greater), possibility to
rotate crop area on image like in Photoshop, not two step action (crop,
free rotation).

> > - non reducting rotation
> Sorry, what does this mean?

When you have picture 100x100 pixels and you will rotate it 45 degrees
Digikam forces you to reduce image to fit in original canvas of 100x100
pixels.  In effect real image is reduced to ca. 70x70 pixels. Instead
canvas should be increased to ca. 140x140 pixels to accommodate original
image in full size.


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