Build Process

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Tue Nov 9 09:15:07 GMT 2021


Great. After the changes are tested, don't forget to post a Merge Request
to KDE gitlab repository to integrate improvements officially.

Thanks in advance

Best regards

Gilles Caulier

Le mar. 9 nov. 2021 à 10:05, irthomasthomas at <
irthomasthomas at> a écrit :

> 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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