[Digikam-devel] draft for 0.9.2 release announcement

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Tue Jun 19 22:27:19 BST 2007


Gilles asked me to write a text for the 0.9.2. release announcement...
So below is a draft - comments are welcome!
(Gerhard: if you are back, you can take over from here! ;-)

Concerning the topics from the NEWS.0.9.2 file:
this is a personal selection: feel free to suggest further
ones (or topics which should be removed).

The links are meant for the Web page, not for the submission
on the mailing lists.

Should it also be mentioned that libkexiv2 and libkdcraw
have to be installed first?
(I tend to no ;-)

Achim, is the statement with the kubuntu packages ok
(or should it better be removed - so that you don't feel
pressurized ;-)?)

Best, Arnd


Final DigiKam 0.9.2 Release available

Dear digiKam users,

the digiKam team is happy to announce a new release of the
advanced digital photo management application for linux.

In addition to various bug-fixes and improvements,
several new features have been added.
Some important improvements/changes are:
- a light-table to quickly compare similar images side by side
- Thumbnail size in the album view can be adjusted continuosly
- Image Editor: reorganized menu structure
- Image Editor: new pan tool
- Image Editor: new Sharpness Editor (replacing Unsharp Mask, Refocus,
- Image Plugins: completely rewritten Red Eyes Correction
- Image Plugins: Color Effects pack: solarize, velvia (new), neon, edge
- Image Plugins: improved Black & White converter
- Image Plugins : Speed improvements forRestoration, Inpainting and
  Blowup (update of the CImg library to 1.1.9)
- several keyboard shortcuts have changed to comply with KDE guidelines
- New dependency to libkdcraw to decode RAW file (uses dcraw 8.60 inside)

For more information and resolved issues
please consult NEWS.0.9.2 and the Changelog.

The digiKam developer team would like to thank
everyone who has helped by testing, bug reports, bug fixes,
and suggestions for improvements!

The tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge.
Kubuntu packages will be available on short notice here (thanks to Achim).

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