[Digikam-users] First official digiKam PKG installer for OSX...

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu May 28 15:17:39 BST 2015

The difference between hombrew and Macports is size of data installed on
computer. With this PKG file, built using Macports is the stage to bundle
only necessary libraries/dependencies to run digiKam & co only. Typically
data size is dropped from 10Gb to 0.5Gb ! This is not negligible.

This PKG file run also pre and post script to prepare install : it remove
previous installed digiKam from /opt/digikam and after install, it run dbus
service and patch KDE system settings to be more OSX friendly.

digiKam is compiled :

- with debug symbols. It's NOT done through official Macports package,
which doesn't work with +debug variant, and still a little bit outdated
(4.9.0). So a possible crash will report suitable information to hack.

- through official release tarball, including doc and translations. I
automatized all, like this i can rebuild PKG just after a future release
(whole process take around 6 hours of compilation under my MacBook pro i7

- with last KDE libraries available. This include SystemSettings, color
themes, and widget styles. For this one, i recommend to use QtCurves which
give the best GUI rendering (as Oxygen under Linux). All others sound like
bugous under OSX.

- without KdePimlibs and Baloo support. This is too specific of KDE desktop.

- without MariaDB support which still not maintained and stable enough.

Gilles Caulier

2015-05-28 15:59 GMT+02:00 Tom Vincent <digikam at tlvince.com>:

> > Am 28.05.2015 15:25 schrieb "Gilles Caulier" <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>:
> >> After a long deal with bundle building scripts, first official digiKam
> >> installer for MAC OSX Yosemite is released...
> Excellent!
> I've submitted a patch to Homebrew Cask for inclusion, see:
> https://github.com/caskroom/homebrew-cask/pull/11419
> (For those unfamiliar, Homebrew Cask allows users to install binary
> packages from the command line, for example: `brew cask install
> digikam`).
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