Build Process

irthomasthomas at irthomasthomas at
Tue Nov 9 09:05:11 GMT 2021

Just what I was hoping for. Many thanks.

On Mon, 8 Nov 2021, 21:10 Gilles Caulier, <caulier.gilles at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Best
> 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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