[Digikam-devel] [Bug 114539] Wish: Offline manager for Digikam

Jasper jasper.mackenzie at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 03:16:23 GMT 2008

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------- Additional Comments From jasper.mackenzie gmail com  2008-01-05 04:16 -------
I am using digikam 0.10.0 so as to be able to work on albums on a file server.
 This has similar issues to albums on cd, usbdrive etc. 
The features I think are needed in the situation of an nfs, samba, or whatever network mounted album are as follows:
 i) That digikam is aware that the album is on a network drive, and as such may not always be available. (status shown)
 ii) All thumbnails are generated and stored locally. (no limit to cache)
  iia) What size? I like big thumbnails - I like lots of otions, here it would be good to choose what sizes you wanted genereate. i.e 96 and 256.
 iii) That the thumbnails be accesable even when the network drive is not mounted, and changes to meta-data and captions (whether exif change or database change) are synced to the remote files when available.
 iv) That files on the network mounted album can be flagged for local storage, and this list be obvious somewhow, maybee a 'local' album. Also possible through criteria - tags or rating etc.
  iva) The OPTION to sync changes from local -> remote or remote -> local (reload) be available.

I think these features are an essential bare minimum - not confusing - but logical and understandable considering the remote nature of the storage medium.

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