[Digikam-users] Building digikam on windows

Peter Shute pshute at nuw.org.au
Thu Aug 26 20:20:49 BST 2010

But once you've compiled it, how will you distribute it? And which files need distributing? I assume the compilation process creates more than just an exe for digiKam, but also plugins and a whole matching KDE environment. Or am I wrong?

Peter Shute

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----- Original Message -----
From: David Kerber <dkerber at miner.mst.edu>
To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of open source <digikam-users at kde.org>
Sent: Fri Aug 27 05:05:15 2010
Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] Building digikam on windows

On 8/26/2010 2:40 PM, JUANGAL at iies.es wrote:
> windows users, including me, are dummies in compilation, for the most. I
> had programmed and compiled in fortran, basic and a little in Pascal,
> but , since windows 95 appeared, I lost ability for it.
> Would be nice compile and distribute digikam for windows users.

That's what I'm going to try to do, but don't hold your breath; I'm not 
a C programmer, so most of what I'm doing will be following directions 
by rote.


> juangal
> ----Mensaje original----
> De: pshute at nuw.org.au
> Fecha: 26/08/2010 2:26
> Para: "digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the
> power of open source"<digikam-users at kde.org>
> Asunto: Re: [Digikam-users] Building digikam on windows
> This is exactly the sort of problem I ran into when I tried it. I assume
> it's to do with changes to what's included in the distribution, what's
> been renamed, and sometimes what's been forgotten. I spent days trying
> all sorts of ways, and finally joined the kde-windows list to get help.
> Here's the thread, hope it helps, but I suspect you'll still have problems:
> http://old.nabble.com/Compiling-digiKam-td27193671.html
> Given that it doesn't seem possible to get updates into the Windows KDE
> distribution within a reasonable amount of time, perhaps a better
> distribution strategy is to work at keeping the download and compilation
> instructions current. I don't know if the instructions will then end up
> only working for people installing for the first time, i.e. whether
> preloaded stuff affects the procedure.
> Be warned that a first time compilation takes a lot of download time, a
> lot of diskspace, and a lot of compilation time. According to that
> thread, it downloaded maybe 3GB, which expanded out to 8GB during
> compilation, and it all took maybe 20 hours. It's not a job to be
> started without adequate preparation.
> Peter Shute
>  > -----Original Message-----
>  > From: David Kerber [mailto:dkerber at miner.mst.edu]
>  > Sent: Thursday, 26 August 2010 10:09 AM
>  > To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional
>  > with the power of open source
>  > Subject: [Digikam-users] Building digikam on windows
>  >
>  > I'm starting on building digikam on windows xp using the
>  > tutorial on the digikam site that Gilles pointed out, and
>  > have already run into a
>  > difference: The current kde on windows installation (4.4.4)
>  > does not have any packages called automoc listed anywhere in
>  > it. Is this package still needed for the digiKam build?
>  >
>  > d

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