[Digikam-devel] 0.9.4 and 0.9.5 release plan...

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Wed Jan 2 10:32:24 GMT 2008


On Sun, 30 Dec 2007, Gilles Caulier wrote:

> Hi all,
> In first, i hope an happy new year 2008 at all... All the best for you !

Same to you!

> Like digiKam 0.9.3 is now released, it's time to plan next release dates. On
> dedicated web project page, I have added new dates :
> http://www.digikam.org/?q=about/releaseplan
> I would to have feedback from others team members if all is fine.
> Especially, from packagers to check if final date are sync with major linux
> dist release plans (Debian, Ubuntu, Suse, Mandriva, etc...)

I don't have any preferences, so all this looks fine to me.

Do you have any specific plans, what to tackle for 0.9.4?
Below are a couple of points, but before let me mention
a few issues, which did not make it into 0.9.3:
1) Bug 145252: Umask settings used for album directory,
   not for image files
   solved IMO, but has to be applied.

2) Bug 141730: page down/up goes to next/previous picture istead of
   scolling a page
   (Note: Pressing CTRL-PageDown goes down by one page)

   Not fully solved: help needed.

3) Search using Tag Name does not work

   Feedback by Marcel is needed.

4) Sharpen tool: no 100% is possible with the new zoom-tool
   (related to http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=147542)

   In my opinion this could be applied while
   the remaining bug for small images needs to be found.

Now on to the bigger tasks. Things coming to my mind are:
A) various bugs related to dates management
   - http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141014
   - http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=144215
   - http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142566
   - and more ...

B) speed-up/feed-back to users when many images are displayed
   (side effect of the recursive album view, in particular
   in combination with the quick filters)

   Might to some extent be related to

C) Merged display of sub-albums
   (Top 6 of all votes ;-)

D) These two might be not that difficult:
  94562 renaming an album recreates all thumbnails
  88932 add service menus functionality

E) Thumbnail generation, and preloading of images:
   - http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=140615
   - http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132047

F) Simpler management of RAW images:
   I still find dealing with raw images simpler in ufraw
   (no insult!). Some bugs related to this are:
   - http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142568#c4
   - Which whitebalance is used
   - http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142975
   - http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=150457

   Note that in my opinion this is also related to
   ("Simulate changes to images only")

G) I have some issues concerning the light-table,
   will open a separate BKO on this later.

There are a couple of other wishes with a large number of votes,
but several of them are only doable with a database change,
i.e. >=0.10.

Best, Arnd

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