[KimDaBa] Re: [Gwenview-general] kimdaba: why not join forces with gwenview

Jesper K. Pedersen blackie at kde.org
Thu Feb 12 08:12:14 GMT 2004

Aurelien Gateau <aurelien.gateau at free.fr> writes:

| Le mercredi 11 Février 2004 22:57, Jesper K. Pedersen a écrit :
| > Sorry for the late reply.
| >
| > Well I think it would be pretty hard to do.
| > Of course you are very welcome to borrow code from me, and I'll even offer
| > to answer any questions you may have, but you have to realize that a large
| > part of KimDaBa is about these extra informations. Lets take the viewer for
| > one thing. Sure KimDaBa could use an external viewer (say Gwenview), but it
| > would require that this viewer would be capable of showing the infobox, and
| > be capable of letting the user draw on the images.
| >
| > I don't really see a complete merge of the two projects, if for no
| > other reason, then simply because I've worked more than a year on this
| > project, and it means much more to me that just having a cool
| > application. For one thing, should I ever seek a new job, showing KimDaBa
| > and telling that I'm the mastermind behind this would help a lot.
| I see your point. I plan to add a simple category system to Gwenview, maybe I 
| could store them in the same way you store your information. This way a user 
| would be able to use both applications, depending on his need. I don't know 
| if it's technically feasible though.
That would of course be a very good idea.

| > One place where we could work together would be on a plugin
| > structure. Imagine we could have a common plugin structure where people
| > could write plugins for both programs.
| >
| > I'm planning on working on a plugin structure for KimDaBa starting this
| > weekend (just after KimDaBa 1.1 has been released), and I'll ensure to
| > document it, and make it as general as possible, so you might be able to
| > reuse it if you see fit. One thing I'll also look into is if its possible
| > to make the plugin structure compatible with digikam's.
| That's a good idea, but maybe you can use the Digikam plugin system instead of 
| creating your own compatible one?
Well KimDaBa do contain much more information, so I need some extension
compared to digikam, on the other hand I do not have a concept of albums,
so the system can't be completely the same

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