[Digikam-devel] Great work!

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sat May 10 07:51:25 BST 2008

Hi Robin,

In  first, thanks to support digiKam.

As you is a developper, you will be happy to hear than a windows port
is planed for KDE4.

Currently, digiKam port to KDE4 is done, but all regression tests need
to be processed, and it take a while.

I can said than the native MACOSX port has be done by aother KDE
developper. digiKam compile and work under MAC as well.

For Windows, noboby is planed to do it. It will be done later than :

1/ Linux version will be finalized
2/ the KDELibs port to windows will be finalized (it's planed for KDE 4.1)

digiKam use KDELibs core and need it to run. Without that, digiKam
will never work under windows.

Like you is a developper, you can be interrested to polish the digiKam
code to compile and run under windows. It's not certainly a very hard
job. you need to check all shared libs in first:

- Exiv2 (already ported to windows)
- libQt4 (already ported to windows)
- libKdeLibs4 (port under progress)
- Gphoto2 (windows port can be uncomplete... i don't know)
- libkipi/libkexiv2/libkdcraw (not yet ported, but not very difficult to do)
- libksane (not yet ported, but planed by the author)
- all kipi-plugins (more difficult)
- digiKam (the last one)

Extra features can be available with the library :

- Lensfun (pure C++ lib. no idea about Windows port)
- KDEPImLibs (port is planed)
- LibsMarbleWidget (port under progress)

There is a mailing list about KDE windows port: kde-windows at kde.org

Thanks in advance for you help

Gilles Caulier

2008/5/9 Robin Pedersen <robin.pedersen at runbox.com>:
> I just tried digiKam for the first time (on KDE 3). I've been using KDE
> for many years, but never done any photo management with it. I'm almost
> ashamed of myself, but I have always assumed that the best photo programs
> where on windows. It was purely by chance when I discovered today that
> this program was installed on my kubuntu laptop.
> I'm a developer, and I've recently become involved in some KDE 4
> development.
> A few weeks ago, I had a photo-management task that I wanted to do on my
> home computer with windows, which wasn't possible with the software I had
> installed. As a result of this, I ended up using a whole day searching
> for, and installing every piece of windows photo software I could get my
> hands on, including freeware and commercial packages like ACDSee, Adobe,
> Google.
> I didn't like any if these programs, and I could just barely find a way to
> do the thing I wanted to do, using a very complicated and time-consuming
> approach with an ugly looking application that I can't remember the name
> of.
> Today I found that digiKam, which was installed on my laptop all along,
> works perfect. It has all the features I wanted from all the programs I
> found on windows and more. It's fast, light and simple to use. It's free
> software, and it has the best, fastest and easiest way to do the task I
> wanted to do.
> I just had to thank you all for this great piece of software. From now on
> all my photo management will be done in KDE!
> BTW: The task was to fix the date and time of a collection of images using
> a batch function to add a relative offset.
> --
> Robin Pedersen
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