[Digikam-users] lots of photos and startup time

Daniel Bauer linux at daniel-bauer.com
Thu Jul 9 08:37:24 BST 2009


I also followed this thread quitly (as I still use old digikam on old kde 3.5 
plus reiserfes...). But I fully support your idea to change the database 
system, if this is causing the delay.

Here I have several very large MySql databases and they are very fast, but 
digikam is always very slow on opening for the first time after logging in as 
a user (also the newer digikam I installed in kde 4 for testing, I thought  
it was kde4's fault...)

(Apart from the coding work) the only problem I see is that with MySql users 
will have to install MySql too. While this is more or less one click on Linux 
I don't know how it is on other systems.

Maybe there could be an option for the user: sqlite as a (slow) standard, but 
working out of the box, and MySql as an option, if the user has installed it 
and knows the path etc. Isn't amarok offering something similar?



On Thursday 09 July 2009 08:45:31, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> Marcel, Andi,
> All this thread tell me that we need to found urgently a solution to
> this problem.
> If sqlite cannot drive large database, another DB backend need to be
> used. For me MySql sound like the right alternative, if performance
> are there of course (how to make a quick test about ?)
> About DB schema and all DB queries, it's really complicated to migrate
> from SQLite to MySql. SQL syntax is really different between both DB
> backend ?
> Gilles

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