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

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu May 7 09:38:08 BST 2015

I seen your script to make DMG file use Packages freeware application.


There is an alternative to Packages ? Typically, XCode from Apple
which is mandatory to build DMG do not include a similar tool ?

Currently, i test first build script...

Gilles Caulier

2015-04-16 20:51 GMT+02:00 Account, Listserv <listaccount at revenant.org>:
> 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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