[Digikam-users] Digikam and the KDE
kde at fahrendorf.de
Sun Oct 9 10:37:24 BST 2011
Am Freitag, 7. Oktober 2011 schrieb sleepless:
> kde is not my favorite desktop environment. I prefer gnome. but
> that´s only a matter of taste.
> I thought there was an effort a while ago to port digikam to
> quicktime to make it independent from kde, which makes it
> dependent of quicktime. I think it would be great if there came a
> fork of digikam that takes the grandiose, excellent, wonderful,
> splendid, magnificent, special, unique, exquisite, exclusive,
> unparalleled digikam architecture as a fundament and build it up
> from the ground without all the needless complexities that makes
> it so prone to trouble.
I think you miss the point. If you want to run a Java program you
first have to install all required Java tools and libs. If you want to
run a .Net program you have to do the same for .Net. The same is true
If you want to run a Java 6 program with a Java 5 Environment it may
work but most likely will not. You have to install Java 6 first. Same
is true for Digikam. Version 2.2 may require some libs from KDE 4.6 so
you can no longer simply compile it for KDE 4.5. You have to install
KDE 4.6 first (or any other KDE version required with DK - numbers are
The difference is that Java release new versions every four (or even
more) years and KDE every half a year. But this is simple open source
strategy. If you need a longer period you can not run recent software.
It is as simple as that.
And regarding needles complexity: I use DK because of the complexity
and the integration into KDE. Some of the functionality I use
regularly some other every now and then. So most of them are not
Fedora for example ships DK version 1.9. If I want to use 2.x I have
to use kde-testing packages (which are testing and possibly not that
stable). But DK 1.9 does all I need, so why should I update? I will
update with the new fedora 16 in two or three month.
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