[Digikam-users] database migration thoughts

KrpaN bojan007 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 07:25:17 BST 2011

On 13. 09. 2011 20:29, Simon Oosthoek wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I've ran into this and other issues with the database when upgrading
> digikam several times.
> My perception is that while database functionality is used and
> appreciated by the developers of digikam, they are not that interested
> in spending time on that aspect of digikam, which results in migration
> problems, upgrading problems and other issues that can be solved at the
> database level, but are simply not implemented due to other priorities.
> I appreciate digikam and what features /are/ implemented. However I
> think that to make digikam truly of professional quality, the database
> has to move up on the priority list of the developers. I don't know how
> to do this, but perhaps the KDE community can be prodded for people more
> interested in database programming and user interface aspects for that,
> to join the digikam team?
> Or we could produce a list of missing features with/around the database
> use in digikam that can be the basis for a google (or anything)
> summer/winter of code job?
> My list (I think I've also filed a bug at some point, maybe I'll look it
> up later to add here):
> - painless upgrading!
> - recovery of the contents of databases in newer versions of digikam
> (recover links between tags and other meta-info and the images)
> - easy copying of files+metadata to other users, machines, versions
> - easy merging/splitting of collections with their database info intact.
> - easy merging of meta-info for multiple versions of the same image
> These are the most important ones I can think of, they would save me a
> lot of time!
> Cheers
> Simon
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I couldn't agree more with your wish list. Migrating digikam database
between machines and/or users is now a real pain.

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