Using digiKam with a LOT of tags
alexander.g.langley at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 16:59:43 GMT 2017
Ah, I see. I apologize for not doing sufficient research before sending mail to the list. Is it possible to disable autocompletion without recompiling from source?
On Feb 19, 2017, 11:51 -0500, Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>, wrote:
> The problem is not the tags amount in fact, and not the database.
> The problem is located in search text widget used to filter tree-view. When
> you start digiKam the widget is populated with tags a album name to provide
> auto completion. The loop inside the Qt widget model is like O(n^2) and
> The possible solution is to disable autocompletion in this areas for the
> The problem is reported in this file :
> .. and also already reported in this room...
> The problem is identified at least. We need a strategy to prevent this
> Gilles Caulier
> 2017-02-19 16:30 GMT+01:00 Alexander Langley <alexander.g.langley at gmail.com
> > Hello digiKam Users,
> > digiKam Version: 5.4.0 (via Homebrew)
> > OS: macOS
> > OS Version: 10.12.3 (Sierra)
> > PC Specs: Intel core i5, 4GB RAM
> > I'm currently working on a project that requires I use a VERY LARGE number
> > of
> > tags. And by "VERY LARGE", I mean on the order of 220,000. After reading
> > the
> > digiKam database spec, I wrote a quick Python script to read my tag set in
> > from
> > a source JSON document and add it to the digiKam database using the sqlite3
> > library.
> > This did not make digiKam happy. When I attempted to launch it after
> > adding the
> > tags, it hung indefinitely at the loading screen step labeled "Reading the
> > Database..." I verified that I hadn't mangled the database format, then
> > tried
> > again, only to be met with the same hang. By reducing the number of tags
> > 85%
> > (33,000), I was able to convince digiKam to start again, but it took 10
> > minutes
> > for it to open...
> > Is this a supported use case? Is there a box I can check somewhere to
> > tweak
> > digiKam's database loading system to handle absurd numbers of tags? If
> > not,
> > would a code contribution to try to speed up tag loading be welcome?
> > - Alex
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