[Digikam-devel] [Bug 230060] New: Delete Album is an absolutely terrifying procedure

Kelsey Bjarnason kbjarnason at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 07:34:07 GMT 2010


           Summary: Delete Album is an absolutely terrifying procedure
           Product: digikam
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel at kde.org
        ReportedBy: kbjarnason at gmail.com

Version:            (using KDE 4.4.1)
OS:                Linux
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages

Open digikam.  Import folder as album.

Subsequently, move images out of folder, outside digikam's purview.

Result: digikam now has my entire "documents" structure recorded, with zero
images... so I'd like to get rid of the album.  Easy, just "delete album" -
which promptly threatens to wipe everything off my drive.

No, I don't want you to even *touch* the files.  I want you to delete the
*album*, leave the files - even if they're images - alone.  If I wanted to
delete the files, I'd have said so.

Long and short: I now have a huge "album" structure recorded which I don't dare
remove, for fear of losing every file I have that's worth anything.

Maybe digikam's notion of "delete" only applies to its own "internal knowledge"
of the files, but you'd never tell this from the UI, which suggests that what
should be a trivial cleanup task is in fact potentially disastrous.

Basically, having encountered this, I *cannot* trust digikam at all.  If it's
that draconian about files and chooses to threaten to nuke everything in sight
simply because I'm trying to clean up empty albums, it's far too dangerous to
be trusted around my data.

Maybe this is a UI issue, it's threats to delete everything in sight really
*does* mean just its internal knowledge of the data... but would *you* trust a
UI that says it's going to wipe everything?

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