[Digikam-users] digikam 4.9.0 binary packages for OS X

Veaceslav Munteanu veaceslav.munteanu90 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 20:12:12 BST 2015


good work.

I guess we can but your packaging scripts on the git, since we also
have different bootstrap stripts for different linux distribution.

Having them on the git, somebody else can pick them up and improve, if needed.


On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Account, Listserv
<listaccount at revenant.org> wrote:
> I have assembled two digikam 4.9.0 binary packages for OS X, including
> external MySQL database support. They were made using bash/python scripts to
> build it from MacPorts in a a virtual machine. One was built with a +debug
> variant, the other isn't.
> I've seen regular requests for OS X binary packages on the web page and this
> list, as well as complaints about the length/complexity/reliability of
> building digikam with MacPorts. So I figure I should share -- if you would
> like to test them, email me directly and I'll send you a link.
> I'm not posting links to the list for two reasons. First, I don't want
> someone to just grab and install binary packages, expecting a stable,
> official digikam release, instead of a risky bastardized derivation that
> I've cobbled together. I'm not a coder. This is my first crack at packaging
> a MacOS application. The build/package scripts include "rm -rf" but not
> error checking.  My testing has been limited to opening digikam and
> showfoto, looking through my photos, and some photo manipulations.  Some
> photographs I rotated using my digikam 4.0.0 package were corrupted -- I
> don't know if that was due to my packaging. Anyone who is testing the
> packages or scripts should be very cautious -- back up the photos and the
> computer it's running on, test it in a VM, etc..
> Second, I don't think I'll have time to properly support OS X binary
> releases. From what I can tell, properly scripting this build and package
> process would have been be simple for someone who knows what they're doing.
> Due obligations and lack of skill, it's taken me over a year of intermittent
> work to make my clumsy scripts. I likely won't have time or skill to fix
> problems. If you notice something's not right (e.g. why won't the packaged
> versions use Aqua widgets?) you'll have to investigate and fix it yourself
> (then share the answer hopefully).
> All that said, email me off-list if you understand my cautions and are
> interested in testing -- and improving upon -- what I've put together.
> Shanti
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