[digiKam-users] digiKam for windows improvements...

frederic chaume frederic.chaume at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 08:24:33 BST 2018

Hi Gilles

Good news, will test it.

just would like to know when the problem I reported on DK6.0 will be fixed:


this is from my point of view a regression compare to DK5.9, as I cannot 
wait hours before the completion of the flick export ( thanks to the 
performance of my network :-( )

I'm also wondering if I will be able to go back to DK5.9. I did it with 
the early beta version of DK6 but also understood this wasn't 
recommended because of modification of DB (new DB for similarity that 
I'm not using for the time being)



Le 28/08/2018 à 17:11, Gilles Caulier a écrit :
> Hi all users,
> Today, i add some guards while cross-compilation of current digiKam 
> code for Windows.
> Typically, there are some options that we can enable to prevent memory 
> dysfunction under Windows. It's already proposed with Microsoft 
> compiler and i just discovered through the Krita project that options 
> are also available with MinGW that we use to compile the Windows 
> version under Linux.
> To i activated all the guard for the 32 and 64 bits installers.
> Note that i cannot patch whole Qt5 and KF5 libraries. It too much 
> complicated and require more work to do in background.
> I also add the DrMinGW plugin in the windows installer :
> https://github.com/jrfonseca/drmingw
> This one permit to catch the debug trace in case of internal 
> dyfunction, in a similar way than KDE crash handler work. At least, 
> users can provide a backrace of crash without to install a debug 
> environnement for Windows and try to reproduce the problem.
> I played with the installer 64 bits just recompiled today here :
> https://files.kde.org/digikam/
> I scanned a large collection, scanned face, recomputed all similarity 
> finger-prints, performs complex searches, run BQM and editor. No crash.
> It's just a start. I remember to crash DK very quickly under Windows 
> just using the faces management tool.
> I cannot test all use cases. So my question is : do you see a 
> stability improvements with the Windows installers published today. 
> When i said stability, i want mean less violent application shutdowns.
> Thanks in advance for your feeback.
> Best
> Gilles Caulier

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