[digiKam-users] KDE vs appimage

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 16:56:22 BST 2018

I miss a feature that do not work in AppImage for the moment : Open With...

In fact this option is not available in all bundles. In MacOS and Windows,
specific plate-form codes need to be written for that or, when Qt will
provide a real good desktop integration API, it will be easy to do.

Gilles Caulier

2018-09-05 23:36 GMT+02:00 Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> The AppImage do not have all features, mostly based on KIO framework,
> because this cannot be bundled.
> This include the KDE Plasma desktop integration.
> But AppImage is well tuned. All shared libraries used in the bundle are up
> to date, and optimized. For ex, Exiv2 video support is disabled, and
> OpenCV3 is compiled with the minimum required for digiKam.
> AppImage can be run in debugger to get a backtrace and permit to
> investiguate.
> AppImage include also Showfoto. There is an option in CLI.
> AppImage is always available with last digiKam code from git. This require
> one hour to compile the file and to upload on server. This is perfect to
> check new features or to valid a fix.
> AppImage is certainly not perfect, but it's rock to have a digiKam up to
> date very quickly. It's maintained by us, so we control all the process.
> It's optimum.
> VoilĂ 
> Gilles Caulier
> 2018-09-05 23:08 GMT+02:00 <digikam at 911networks.com>:
>> dk 5.9.0 appimage.
>> I'm using Manjaro/xfce and I'm looking at doing some hardware updates
>> and reinstalling Manjaro. I could install KDE instead of XFCE.
>> What's the difference between the digikam KDE version and the
>> appimage?
>> * more functionality?
>> * more speed?
>> --
>> sknahT
>> vyS
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