digiKam 8.x Release Plan

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 15:33:44 BST 2023

Hi Paul,

The 8.0.0 needs some polish and testing, but we are in the
finalisation stage now.

One point is the integration of the last MRs about the similarity
search improvements. See here :


In all cases, if you want to test yourself, the 8.0.0 pre-release
bundles are available here :


Take a care that 8.0.0 database schemas are changed compared to 7.x.
backup your database first before to use 8.0.0.


Gilles Caulier

Le ven. 7 avr. 2023 à 16:28, Paul Norman <paul at paulanorman.info> a écrit :
> Hi,
> I am setting up digiKam for friends and myself, and looking at
> https://www.digikam.org/documentation/releaseplan/
> ... and wanted to know please, as we are setting up 2023.03.12 7.10.0,
> whether there would be upgrade issues to 2023.xx.xx    8.0.0 later when
> it is released?
> Is there anything we should plan for during our current 7.10.0 setups
> and initial configuration please,
> is anything becoming obsolete, or best avoided for now?
> Is there a roadmap or document anywhere explaining that please, I
> couldn't see anything pointed to on the Release Plan page.?
> Clicking on NEWS.8.0.0 on the Changelog page
> https://www.digikam.org/documentation/changelog/
> took me to the KDE GitLab page, but I couldn't see anything relevent in
> the README that opens there yet either
> https://invent.kde.org/kde/digikam/tree/master/project/NEWS.8.0.0
> TIA,
> Paul

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