digikam 6.0.x and kipi-plugins

Rex Dieter rdieter at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 14:11:48 GMT 2019

Just so we're clear here.  It sounds like you didn't explicitly address my
"dropping these means a significant reduction of functionality for other
kipi-plugin consumers (like gwenview)" comment.

So other kipi-plugin consumers (like gwenview) will be losing
functionality?  If so, I may have trouble justifying providing such a
digikam update in stable distro releases.

Or are other existing libkipi apps being adjusted to use these newer
digikam interfaces too?

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 11:13 PM Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> Yes for the 6.0.0 release, libkipi dependency is removed. This is the plan
> to make digiKam less KDE dependent application.
> For the end users, this will not changes something, as all older tools
> still here, but not as plugins. For packaging, this will more simple due to
> dependencies simplification.
> For 6.1.0, new plugin interfaces  (note the "s") will be ready to use.
> This have not been ready for 6.0.0. These interfaces will be pure Qt5
> implementations, as Marble project do.
> 6.1.0 will introduce more : 3 plugins interfaces for digiKam as generic,
> editor, and batch queue manager (Showfoto will use 2 first ones). The
> implementation is mostly done to 85% in a dedicated branch.
> Later we plan more plugin interfaces : image loaders, maintenance, and
> perhaps database.
> External contributions will be possible with open API using only digiKam
> headers.
> Voilà for the technical sumary.
> Best
> Gilles Caulier
> Le jeu. 31 janv. 2019 à 22:50, Rex Dieter <rdieter at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> I saw some recent posts about refactoring kipi-pugins and that
>> digikam-6.0.0-beta3 doesn't appear to include any plugins at all.  Was the
>> non-inclusion intentional?  I didn't see it mentioned in any of the beta
>> release notes.  If so, how are distros expected to handle this?
>> Obviously, dropping these means a significant reduction of functionality
>> for other kipi-plugin consumers (like gwenview).
>> -- Rex
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