[Digikam-users] DigiKam on windows instability

David Kerber dkerber at miner.mst.edu
Wed Aug 25 16:24:06 CEST 2010

On 8/25/2010 9:58 AM, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> 2010/8/25 David Kerber<dkerber at miner.mst.edu>:
>> On 8/25/2010 2:28 AM, Gilles Caulier wrote:
>>> Peter has exactly resumed the right problem, but it's not because we
>>> don't have motifation to fix Windows port, it just a question of time.
>>> I has a computer with Windows and digiKam compiled and installed. this
>>> week, we have a meeting with team in France, we will take a look with
>>> some point as file deletion (i can reproduce it).
>> Thank you, Gilles!  I guess I hope the bug is in digiKam (where you can
>> fix it), rather than in KDE (where you can't).  Have you been able to
>> reproduce any of the instability issues with moving files around?
> I used windows version to donwload and play with a Canon camera. I
> work fine during 1 hour and crash one time. I used code from trunk
> (1.3.0). Now we have released 1.4.0.
> As we fix a lots of code between release under Linux, problem can be
> fixed also under Windows.

I thought that might be the case.

> This is why i recommend to use current code
> from svn trunk under Windows.
>> I think digiKam on windows has excellent potential to be popular once
>> the issues are ironed out (I realize they may be KDE issues rather than
>> digiKam ones).  I did a LOT of searching for photo management software
>> before settling on digiKam.  There are some very good ones, but they are
>> expensive, and some free or low-priced ones that have serious
>> limitations compared to digiKam.  DigiKam seems to be the only one with
>> its functionality at a great price.
>> Is there any way of getting a windows port without going through the
>> winKDE stuff?  If I were to build from source, would that do it?
> Yes, you can build yourself, as i explained in this tutorial :

I was hoping to avoid having to install a full build C build 
environment, but I guess there's now way around it.  I'll give it a go, 
but will likely be back asking for help with it.  I'm a java, database 
and VB programmer, and have hardly touched C.


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