[Digikam-users] How does one use digikam source for casual testing?
arnd.baecker at web.de
Thu May 8 17:20:47 BST 2008
On Thu, 8 May 2008, Lawrence Plug wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> I'm using the latest beta of 0.9.4 and find it very stable. It
> hasn't done anything nasty :-). I kept 0.9.3 which comes in my
> linux distribution's repositories, but never use it now
> that I have 0.9.4. Your mileage may vary of course.
> I wouldn't do it without backups (but of course we should have
> those anyway, beta program or not). I have about 400GB
> of photos managed by digikam, and mainly use unison (very handy
> backup utility) to maintain a local mirror of my image tree on a
> USB hard drive, and also a mirror on my server at work. In
> addition, DVD backups sporadically.
Usually the svn version has less bugs than the previously
released version (but of course, this cannot be guarenteed ... ;-)
Independent of this, I can higly recommend the text
http://www.gerhard.fr/DAM/ by Gerhard on Digital Assessment
management. In particular,
may be an eye-opener to even more frequent back-ups
and data-integrity checking ... ;-)
> On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 11:26:53AM -0400, Paul Waldo wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have finally gotten digikam to compile from source, but I am hesitating
> > before running it. I would like to check out the bleeding edge features, but I
> > certainly don't want an obscure bug walking through my image tree deleting
> > every image in sight. :-O I also want to maintain a stable version for
> > day-to-day use.
> > So, for those who have their feet in both the stable and beta worlds, how do
> > you do it without worrying about bugs permanently removing your priceless
> > photos? Thanks for any tips!
> > Paul
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