[Digikam-devel] Re: Needing ideas for Rosedu's Open Source Development Course

Michael G. Hansen mike at mghansen.de
Wed Jan 5 15:09:26 CET 2011

On 01/05/2011 01:13 PM, Michael G. Hansen wrote:
> On 01/05/2011 01:02 PM, Michael G. Hansen wrote:
>> On 01/05/2011 12:36 PM, Gilles Caulier wrote:
>>> 2011/1/5 Gabriel Voicu<ping.gabi at gmail.com>
>>>> Hi Gilles,
>>>> Thank you very much for this long answer! I will speak today with the
>>>> organisers and see what they have to say.
>>>> Also, be sure that I was not thinking in starting a junior job project
>>>> inside digikam's core, because it's under heavy development for the 2.0
>>>> version. The ideal project would be modifying a GUI for a plugin(album or
>>>> KIPI, doesn't matter).
>>>> Do you have in mind a plugin that should need GUI refactoring? If yes,
>>>> please let me know, because I couldn't find any example on Bugzilla.


In this blog post, KPackageKit intregration into solid is mentioned, 
which installs some codecs semi-automatically. For digikam, a similar 
technique would be useful to:

- install opencv haar cascades (see 
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=262074 )

- install the documentation when the user clicks into the Help menu. 
There has been a discussion about documentation not being included into 
the digikam package by default by some distributions, and this would be 
one way to solve this issue.

I honestly don't know anything about PackageKit, so some research would 
have to be done. There may be other cases where it could be useful in 
digikam, maybe installing kipi-plugins if they are not installed yet.


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