[Digikam-devel] 0.10.0 too slow to use

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 20:37:25 GMT 2008

2008/1/21, Jasper Mackenzie <jasper at treshna.com>:
> Good day all,
>   I have been trying to use digikam 0.10.0 to manage the images on my file
> server, connected to my laptop by fast-ethernet, using nfs mounted
> folders.
> But,
>   There are a number of things that are making it basically unusable at
> this stage:
> On startup digikam setsup inotify watches on all directories. There are
> many, many directories so this takes about five minutes. There seem to be
> less images tahtn I thought, maybee 15-20K.
>    Is there some other way. As I suggested in a wish, it would be good if
> it could be set that digikam didnt monitor certain directories.
> Rescanning the images takes a few hours....
> Thumbnails take forever to load/generate, and when in an album view, even
> a modest sized folder with ~200 images the system slows to a crawl with
> 100% cpu use. The machine is getting on, 2.4Ghz P4 with 512M ram.
>   If I scroll down, then up again, the thumbnails at the beginning of the
> folder have become grey and take a few minutes to become icons again.
> With GQview which is what Ime migrating from, I dont experience high
> cpu/mem overheads to display thumbnails
> Crashing... Digikam crashes if multiple images are selected, then right
> clicked on. It crashes sometimes when modifying tags.
> Exif Rotation... What a great feature! I love it...
>    BUT
>   If I modify the exif rotation, then at a later point add comments or
> tags, the exif orientation is reverted somehow.. weird.
> There are a few more things that I think would make digikam even more
> fantastic, do I append them here or start a new thread?
> Thank you.
> Jasper

Just one word : digiKam  0.10.0 still in alpha stage. It's not yet ready to
use in production...

There are a lots of things to test/debug (:=)))


Gilles Caulier

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