[Digikam-users] Using digikam on two computers?
durduran at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 16 18:02:06 BST 2006
Let's keep up with the brainstorming, may be I can get
to testing this out this week-end.
> Yes, but maybe if one does an "intelligent" syncing
> procedure it might work.
I was thinking of "unison"
(http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/) or some
script based on rsync. What you describe below is
doable if the users are careful.
> *All these files are considered to be
> unchangeable, including
> their tags etc. - all changes will be ignored*
We can perhaps achieve this by changing the
permissions on the files. Remove the "write
permission" (chmod a-w) to avoid accidental
> (4) Adding the changes back to the main computer:
> (a) First add all additional tags into the main
> digikam3.db database
If we make one further assumption that there will not
be any changes on the main computer while the "laptop
is in the field" , then we can just copy back the
digikam3.db , is that correct?
> Some problems/points:
> ad (1):
> * Presently I only implemented something like
> this for jpg
> - what about raw files?
> - what about tiff/png/...
What is the problem with these? Resizing? I can write
a script to resize most formats. I am not entirely
sure but I think we can turn the raw files to "preview
only" (the little tiff file attached to raw files).
> * If one has changed Pictures on the main
> one does not want to re-create small-size
> copies of
> all images again. So it should be possible to
> create the small size copies only for newer
> (However, files could have become deleted,
> changed or moved - so this is not completely
This would not work with unison. But a custom
perl/shell script can take care of it.
> More importantly before coding is, whether the above
> is robust enough - so any comments/criticism is
I am curious about that too :)
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