[Digikam-users] Building digikam on windows

David kerber dckerber at verizon.net
Thu Aug 26 21:18:22 BST 2010

On 8/26/2010 4:08 PM, Andrew Goodbody wrote:
> On 26/08/2010 20:38, David Kerber wrote:
>> On 8/26/2010 3:20 PM, Peter Shute wrote:
>>> 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?
>> I have no idea right now.  That's one of many things I need to learn
>> about it.  I'm hoping that maybe if somebody goes through the KDE on
>> windows installation procedure to get a running copy of digiKam,
>> that maybe my build may be able to just be copied over the old one,
>> and have it run.  But I have no idea right now if that will actually
>> work or not.
> Digikam is a KDE application. It needs KDE in order to run. You also
> need the devel packages available in order to build it. It also needs to
> be installed correctly in order for it to find all the resources it
> needs such as icons.

I know; that's why I said "goes through the kde on windows 
installation".  I'm hoping that once they have a working installation of 
digikam on kde for windows, that just updating digikam will be all that 
is required to get a new version of digikam working.  I realize it may 
be a long shot, but it's worth it for me to learn something new any way.

> Prebuilt Digikam for windows is available through KDE on Windows project

That's what I have now, and it's loaded with bugs.

> http://windows.kde.org/ but if you want the latest version you will have
> to build it all yourself using emerge or the precompiled packages
> http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/Windows. Perhaps if
> the KDE on Windows people were aware of the interest in Digikam then
> they may be encouraged to update the binary version sooner rather than
> later.

Might be worth a shot.

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