Build Process

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Mon Nov 8 21:09:40 GMT 2021


The plugins use the digikam core shared libraries. If changes are only done
in plugins and not in core libs, the plugins can be recompiled and
installed alone.
I do it to speed up the development process of a plugin. Just use 'make' in
the build directory of the wanted plugin. To install, as root run 'make
install/fast'. To test at run-time, use Showfoto or digiKam. There is also
a small CLI tool in tests/dplugins named 'loadandrun_generic_gui' for
Generic plugin type.


Gilles Caulier

Le lun. 8 nov. 2021 à 21:19, irthomasthomas at <
irthomasthomas at> a écrit :

> Hello,
> I am just starting to hack digikam, and I was wondering, if I was to
> change only some plugins, then can I build just the dplugins, or whatever
> it is? Or do I always need to go through the whole build process?
> Kind regards
> Thomasthomas
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