[Digikam-users] digiKam 0.10.0-beta3 release for KDE4

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 16:36:11 CEST 2008


Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The digiKam development team is happy to release the 3rd KDE4 beta
version. The digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge as
well.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=42641&package_id=34800

Take care, it's always a BETA code with many of new bugs not yet
fixed... Do not use yet in production...

... for production use KDE3 with 0.9.4 which have been released this summer.

To compile this KDE4 version, you need libkexiv2, libkdcraw, and libkipi for
KDE4. These libraries are now included in KDE core. You need last libkdcraw
and libkexiv2 from svn trunk to compile digiKam (will be released with KDE
4.2). To extract libraries source code from svn, look at bottom of this page
for details :

http://www.digikam.org/drupal/download?q=download/svn

For others depencies, consult the README file. There are also optional
depencies to enable some new features as lensfun for lens
auto-correction, and marble for geolocation.

The digikam.org web site has been redesigned for the new KDE4 series.
All screenshots have been updated and a lots of video demos have been
added:

http://www.digikam.org/drupal/tour
http://www.digikam.org/drupal/node/323

NEW FEATURES:
---------------------------

General        : Ported to CMake/Qt4/KDE4.
General        : Thumbs KIO-Slave removed. digiKam now use multi-threading
to generate thumnails.
General        : Removed all X11 library dependencies. Code is now portable
under MACOS-X and Win32.
General        : Support of XMP metadata (require Exiv2 >= 0.16).
General        : Hardware handling using KDE4 Solid interface.
General        : Preview of Video and Audio files using KDE4 Phonon
interface.
General        : Database file can be stored on a customized place to
support remote album library path.
General        : New database schema to host more photo and collection
informations.
General        : Database interface fully re-written using Qt4 SQL plugin.
General        : Support of multiple roots album paths.
General        : Physical root albums are managed as real album.
General        : New option in Help menu to list all RAW file formats
supported.
General        : Geolocation of pictures from sidebars is now delegate to
KDE4 Marble widget.
General        : New option in Help menu to list all main
components/libraries used by digiKam.
General        : libkdcraw dependency updated to 0.3.0 *
*General        : Raw metadata can be edited, changed, added to TIFF/EP like
RAW file formats (require Exiv2 >= 0.18). Currently DNG, NEF, and PEF raw
files are supported. More will be added in the future.

CameraGUI  : New design for camera interface.
CameraGUI  : New Capture tool.
CameraGUI  : New bargraph to display camera media free-space.

AlbumGUI    : Added Thumbbar with Preview mode to easy navigate between
pictures.
AlbumGUI    : Integration of Simple Text Search tool to left sidebar as
Amarok.
AlbumGUI    : New advanced Search tools. Re-design of Search backend, based
on XML. Re-design of search dialog for a better usability. Searches based on
metadata and image properties are now possible.
AlbumGUI    : New fuzzy Search tools based on sketch drawing template. Fuzzy
searches backend use an Haar wevelet interface. You simply draw a rough
sketch of what you want to find and digiKam displays for you a thumbnail
view of the best matches.
AlbumGUI    : New Search tools based on marble widget to find pictures over
a map.
AlbumGUI    : New Search tools to find similar images against a reference
image.
AlbumGUI    : New Search tools to find duplicates images around whole
collections.

ImageEditor : Added Thumbbar to easy navigate between pictures.
ImageEditor : New plugin based on LensFun library (http://lensfun.berlios.de)
to correct automaticaly lens aberrations.
ImageEditor : LensDistortion and AntiVignetting are now merged with LensFun
plugin
ImageEditor : All image plugin tool settings provide default buttons to
reset values.
ImageEditor : New Raw import tool to handle Raw pictures with customized
decoding settings.
ImageEditor : All image plugin dialogs are removed. All tools are embedded
in editor window.


BUGFIXES FROM KDE BUGZILLA (alias B.K.O | http://bugs.kde.org):
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

001 ==> 146864 : Lesser XMP support in digiKam.
002 ==> 145096 : Request: acquire mass storage from printer as from camera.
Change menu "Camera" to "Acquire".
003 ==> 134206 : Rethink about: Iptc.Application2.Urgency <==> digiKam
Rating.
004 ==> 149966 : Alternative IPTC Keyword Separator (dot notation).
005 ==> 129437 : Album could point to network path. Now it's impossible to
view photos from shared network drive.
006 ==> 137694 : Allow album pictures to be stored on network devices.
007 ==> 114682 : About library path.
008 ==> 122516 : Album Path cannot be on Network device (Unmounted).
009 ==> 107871 : Allow multiple album library path.
010 ==> 105645 : Impossible to not copy images in ~/Pictures.
011 ==> 132697 : Metadata list has no scrollbar.
012 ==> 148502 : Show rating in embedded preview / slideshow.
013 ==> 155408 : Thumbbar in the album view.
014 ==> 138290 : GPSSync plugin integration in the side bar.
015 ==> 098651 : Image Plugin filter based on clens.
016 ==> 147426 : Search for non-voted pics
017 ==> 149555 : Always present search box instead of search by
right-clicking and selecting simple or advanced search.
018 ==> 139283 : IPTC Caption comment in search function.
019 ==> 150265 : Avanced search filter is missing search in comment /
description.
020 ==> 155735 : Make it possible to search on IPTC-text.
021 ==> 147636 : GUI error in advanced searches: lots of free space.
022 ==> 158866 : Advanced Search on Tags a mess.
023 ==> 149026 : Search including sub-albums.
024 ==> 153070 : Search for image by geo-location.
025 ==> 154764 : Pictures saved into root album folder are not shown.
026 ==> 162678 : digiKam crashed while loading.
027 ==> 104067 : Duplicate image finder should offer more actions on
duplicate images found.
028 ==> 107095 : Double image removal: Use trashcan.
029 ==> 112473 : findimages shows only small thumbnails.
030 ==> 150077 : Find Duplicate Images tool quite unusable on many images (a
couple of issues).
031 ==> 161858 : Find Duplicate Image fails with Canon Raw Files.
032 ==> 162152 : Batch Duplicate Image Management.
033 ==> 164418 : GPS window zoom possibility.
034 ==> 117287 : Search albums on read only album path.
035 ==> 164600 : No picture in view pane.
036 ==> 164973 : Showfoto crashed at startup.
037 ==> 165275 : build-failure - imageresize.cpp - 'KToolInvocation' has not
been declared.
038 ==> 165292 : albumwidgetstack.cpp can't find Phonon/MediaObject.
039 ==> 165341 : Crash when changing histogram channel when welcome page is
shown.
040 ==> 165318 : digiKam doesn't start because of SQL.
041 ==> 165342 : Crash when changing album sort modus.
042 ==> 165338 : Right sidebar initally too big.
043 ==> 165280 : Sqlite2 component build failure.
044 ==> 165769 : adjustcurves.cpp - can't find version.h
045 ==> 166472 : Thumbnail bar gone in image editor when switching back from
fullscreen.
046 ==> 166663 : Tags not showing pictures without "Include Tag Subtree".
047 ==> 166616 : Filmstrip mode in View.
048 ==> 165885 : Thumbnails and images are NOT displayed in the main view
center pane.
049 ==> 167139 : Crash if Exif.GPSInfo.GPSAltitude is empty.
050 ==> 167168 : Timeline view shows redundant extra sections.
051 ==> 166440 : Removing images from Light Table is not working properly.
052 ==> 166484 : digiKam crashes when changing some settings and using "find
similar" after the changes made.
053 ==> 167124 : Timeline view not updated when changing selected time
range.
054 ==> 166564 : Display of *already* *created* thumbnails is slow.
055 ==> 166483 : Error in "not enough disk space" error message.
056 ==> 167379 : Image selection for export plugin.
057 ==> 166622 : Confusing Add Images use.
058 ==> 166576 : digiKam quits when running "Rebuild all Thumbnail Images"
twice.
059 ==> 167562 : Image Editor Shortcut Keys under Edit redo/undo are missing
in GUI.
060 ==> 167561 : Crash when moving albums.
061 ==> 167529 : Image Editor not working correctly after setting "use
horizontal thumbbar" option.
062 ==> 167621 : digiKam crashes when trying to remove a tag with the
context menu.
063 ==> 165348 : Problems when trying to import KDE3 data.
064 ==> 166424 : Crash when editing Caption with Digikam4 SVN.
065 ==> 166310 : Preview not working in image effect dialogs.
066 ==> 167571 : Unnatural order when removing images from light table.
067 ==> 167139 : Crash if Exif.GPSInfo.GPSAltitude is empty.
068 ==> 167778 : Assigning ratings in image editor via shortcuts or toolbar
not working.
069 ==> 168567 : Unable to edit or remove iptc and xmp info.
070 ==> 168846 : crash after playing with tags (seems to be rather a crash
in Qt or kdelibs).
071 ==> 166671 : Image filter dialog buttons are much too big.
072 ==> 134486 : Keywords are not written to raw files even though they do
embed iptc/exif.
073 ==> 168839 : Digikam crashed after tagging.
074 ==> 167085 : Color selection in sketch search tool looks plain black.
075 ==> 168852 : Crash on profile application.
076 ==> 167867 : Album view is reset by changing settings.
077 ==> 168461 : Info in Properties panel not updated after moving to other
image.
078 ==> 169704 : Crash during RAW import.
079 ==> 166437 : Deleting images in Image Editor not working properly.

Best Regards

Gilles Caulier
digiKam team
http://www.digikam.org
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