[Digikam-users] digikam 0.9.0-rc2 initial feedback

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at kdemail.net
Mon Dec 11 12:15:11 GMT 2006

On Monday 11 December 2006 01:41, Sami Cokar wrote:
> Hello,
> I've downloaded digikam 0.9.0-rc2 from SVN onto Kubuntu feisty.
> 0) compiling/installing into home directory:  scripts did not compile
> digikam or install exiv, digikam, digikamimageplugins.
> I changed my scripts to:
>    make -j 4 install
> in order to be able to compile, install, and use digikam

I let's Fabien give a response.

> 1) Page Down goes sequentially through album images rather than performing
> "page down" of album images, no ability to configure via shortcuts

I never see a report like that. Not sure than Usability is correct for that. 
Is konqueror run like this ?

> 2) When are thumbnails generated? as I view album images or "behind the
> scenes"?

All thumns are created in background by a KIO-slave when you select an album. 
All thumb are store in a shared cache to your home directory following a 
freedesktop recommendation (konqueror use this cache too).

With digiKam 0.9.0, there is a new batch tool to build/update _all_ thumbs 
from _all_ albums in shared cache area. Look into Tool menu entry. Warning : 
it can take a while. 

> 3) when viewing album images, why do thumbnails only load for the "page" of
> images you are looking at rather than all at once time? memory/performance
> reasons?

look here : http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=117301

> 4) view your large album, accidently click in "my albums" window (but not
> on an album) -- thumbnails 'disappear' and album is "unselected"; go back
> into that album and thumbnails re-load (which takes 'time')

There is a cache. Normally it's very fast.

> 5) "Warning: Directory Canon has an unhandled next pointer."  in terminal
> window when I go into an album of Canon RAW files

Exiv2 library warning message. Just ignore...

> 6) "Warning: Size 5352 of Exif.Canon.0x4002 exceeds 4096 bytes limit. Not
> decoded." in terminal window each time I click on a RAW image

Exiv2 library warning message. Just ignore...

> These RAW images are from a Canon EOS Rebel 350D
> Thank you.

Please, before to post a report here, check KDE bugzilla. There are a lots of 
reports where you can vote for future developmement.

Thanks in advance

Gilles Caulier

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