[Digikam-devel] Location of thumbnail database

Marcel Wiesweg marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de
Tue Jun 9 23:14:10 CEST 2009


Hi,

regardless of the stored format, there is one more open question about the 
planned thumbnail database that I want to put up for discussion: Where to 
place the database file?

To summarize the characteristics: 
- It is not tied to a specific digikam database
- it is not tied to digikam but can also be used by showfoto
- it can be shared by all users accessing a set of photos (but need not be 
shared)

Possible storage locations:
1) Inside ~/.thumbnail (FD.o spec directory)
2) Somewhere in .kde/share/apps (like Amarok's storage)
3) Alongside the digikam4.db file initially (but what happens if there are 
multiple dbs?)
4) Configurable (no choice here on itself - we still need a good default for 
97% of users)

Your viewpoints?
Marcel


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