[Digikam-users] Running multiple instances of DigiKam?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 19:15:26 BST 2014

First digiKam instance will open in R.W the database. The second one in R only.

If you try to process change in DB through 2nd instance, it will try
to write in DB until a time out, and will fail.

It's not recommend to play with 2 instance in the same time. To
compare images, use LT. I play also with WDHQ dual flat screens here
like this...


Gilles Caulier

2014-08-01 11:57 GMT+02:00 Daniel Bauer <linux at daniel-bauer.com>:
> Am 01.08.2014 11:46, schrieb Peter Albrecht:
>> Hi list,
>> I just accidently started a second instance of digiKam,
>> while the first one was still running.
>> Could this lead to problems? Since two programms use the
>> same database file at the same time?
>> If so, I think digiKam should show a short warning:
>> "Warning! Another instance of DigiKam is already running."
>> (I still use digiKam 3.5.0. No time for update yet).
>> Should I file a bug about this at bko? Couldn't find one there.
>> Regards,
>>         Peter
> What happens is that digikam gets incredibly slow. But it works. There are
> situations that I like to have two instances, one on each screen, for easy
> comparing for example. But a lot of changes (moving files etc.) make it
> really VERY slow...
> Sometimes digikam doesn't shut down when I close the window, and when I
> reopen it clicking the desktop icon, I realize how slow it is, check the
> processes and see that there are more digikam processes, which I then
> kill...
> I do not often log out or reboot, but sometimes it happens that after reboot
> two or even three digikams open, although I have closed all windows before
> shutting down...
> I think this is a known bug (?).
> regards
> Daniel
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