[Digikam-devel] status of splitted configs for images and thumbnails databases

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 14:11:03 BST 2011

Note : if you have doubt about nex release date, look in top of root
digiKam CMakeLists.txt, date is set for tarball

Anyway, on website there is release plan (not always up to date)


Else, ask in this room (:=)))


2011/9/20 Francesco Riosa <francesco at pnpitalia.it>:
> On 09/20/11 13:23, Gilles Caulier wrote:
>> 2011/9/20 Francesco Riosa<francesco at pnpitalia.it>:
>>>    ... it's not good for release
>>> I was programming to be able to fix the issues in the month release cycle
>>> but had overestimated my free time and problems involved.
>>> The mentioned issues are:
>>> 1) the user interface is suboptimal see attached screenshots, it should
>>> at
>>> least provide a button to copy the options from one db config to the
>>> other.
>>> Better the widget should open with only one database config visible (if
>>> database are currently the same) and go to a double set of options only
>>> on
>>> user request.
>>> 2) Removal of mysql "internal database" option, this one has been
>>> completely
>>> untested by me, I've strong feeling nobody is using it (even under
>>> windows).
>>> But we need a large survey on our users, because I do want to remove the
>>> functionality /without/ migration plan. That's clearly not possible if we
>>> have at least one user of internal database.
>>> Rationale for removal is:
>>> - the mysql forks are increasing, there is a real possibility that distro
>>> will start using these forks, while most provide at least some
>>> compatibility
>>> as client (for us it's abstracted by qtSql) no-one of the executable
>>> tools
>>> will be guaranteed to be there and named the same.
>>> - It's wrong, wrong, wrong, sqlite is an embedded database, has some
>>> limitations and inconsistencies (see problems on btrfs) but it's born to
>>> be
>>> embedded and does it well (it's the de facto standard). Mysql is a
>>> system/global database - period -
>>> 3) there are isolation problems at connection level, some query intended
>>> to
>>> run on thumbnails database are executed on the images one. While this
>>> should
>>> be easy to fix make me think there are more issues waiting to be
>>> discovered.
>>> Those require an in deep look which should be done relaxed and not under
>>> release pressure.
>>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=281838
>>> so it's ok if I do revert the few commits that are related to splitted
>>> config and continue my work in sql/2.0 branch until it's more palatable?
>> yes, fine for me.
>> Note that 2.2.0 release is planed at first week of october. the goal
>> is to provide a release each month with code stabilization and of
>> course new features (not too big to be testable (:=)))
>> Gilles Caulier
> done, last commit
> http://commits.kde.org/digikam/474fc91fcaffd20fb75d4c8e5a1312aa37543424
> all commits:
> 7b7c708f5995ba0b39fb122b10b6dae8fe4027b3..474fc91fcaffd20fb75d4c8e5a1312aa37543424
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