[Digikam-users] More questions about sort order in folders

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Thu Jul 10 02:53:10 BST 2008

On Wed, 9 Jul 2008, Chris G wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 08:07:09PM +0100, Chris G wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 07:38:32PM +0200, Arnd Baecker wrote:
> > >
> > > It seems that
> > > int AlbumFolderViewItem::compare(QListViewItem *i, int col, bool
> > > ascending)
> > > does already something like this.
> > > So maybe this, together with the corresponding QListViewItem
> > > needs to be extended?
> > >
> > OK, thanks, that looks more like the right[ish] place, I'll do some
> > digging around and see if I can understand it.
> >
> ... and after a bit of looking around and fiddling I have got things
> to work the way I want!  :-)
> Currently all I have done is to replace the alphabetical sort in "Sort
> Albums - By Folder" with a sort by the date set in the album properties.
> So now I can set the dates in album properties and I get the albums in
> folder view in chronological order - whoopee!  :-)

That's excellent!

> Would you like this developed a little further so that one can switch
> from alphabetical to chronological sorting?  Presumably the way to do
> this would be to add an extra menu option so there is:-
>     Sort Albums - By Folder Alphabetical
>                   By Folder Chronological
>                   By Collection
>                   By Date

Sounds good to me.
Gilles, Marcel, what do you think?

> Another thing I would like to add is the ability to force a resort,
> currently one has to switch to a different "Sort Albums" option and
> back again to force a resort.

In which situation do you want to enforce a resort?

> Is this change of general interest or shall I just keep it as a
> private patch which I apply for my own use only?

As far as I can say this is clearly of general interest.

Could you attach your current patch at
as it addresses the first part of the wish there?
At this point the patch need not be polished etc.,
but I (and others) can have a look at it.

Thanks a lot!

Best, Arnd

P.S. I think your patch would also solve

Also we should keep in mind that there are some issues
related to computing the right date for an album:
- "Change date of album to exif date of first image"
- "Album date average incorrect"
  (We need to check whether this one is still happening in current svn...)

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