[digiKam-users] 8.0.0 Pre-Release Database Compatibility

bob.bourg at gmail.com bob.bourg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 12:25:11 GMT 2023

Thank you - I will backup and jump in.

>Marc Palaus Thursday, February 16, 2023 11:15 AM
>talking just from my anecdotal experience, I have been using the 8.0.0 previews for several weeks now and I didn't have any problems regarding the database, the program just opened as usual and I could already see my photos. From a user perspective it's no different from opening a 7.x version, no visible migration or anything.
>I even accidentally opened the 7.9 version more than once afterwards, and I didn't have a single issue either.
>So yeah, make a backup of your database, but personally I wouldn't worry, things just worked for me.
>El 16/2/23 a les 10:56, Bob Bourg ha escrit:
>>I am eager to try out the new features of the 8.0.0 pre-release especially related to exiftool and HEIC images, but I was hoping you could comment on database compatibility.  I will backup my database before proceeding, and I accept any risks in the pre-release.
>>1) I assume that I can upgrade to 8.0.0 without rebuilding my existing 7.9.0 database?
>>2) If I make updates to the database and to image metadata with the exiftool backend in 8.0.0, would it be possible to downgrade back to 7.9.0 but use the modified database?  I don't anticipate wanting to do this, but I am just trying to understand what work might be lost if I have to downgrade.
>>Thanks to the team for a great application!

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