[KimDaBa] Next release one week, then what?!

Vincent Picavet Vincent.Picavet at inria.fr
Tue Apr 26 08:57:09 BST 2005


On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 17:44:26 +0200
"Jesper K. Pedersen" <blackie at blackie.dk> wrote:

> If KDE's CVS to SVN convertion is not going to play me a trick, then
> next version of KimDaBa is going to be released in exactly one week.
>              A N D   T H E N     W H A T ???

Here is what lacks me most while using kimdaba...

0) Up to date debian packages in the sid official repository, with
kipi-plugin support.

1) As others said, having a quick way to view EXIF informations.

2) Being able to quickly display a color histogram of an image (the one
in digikam is great)

3) Speed : with more than 8000 images, kimdaba is not as quick as I
would like it to be. One direction for this would be (as already said
by someone else) to separate the storage of data from the rest, enabling
to use a database or something else than a single xml file.
Another quick and simple thing would be to be able to load separate
databases. I therefore have two or three batches of photos which have
absolutely nothing in common and it would therefore be convenient to be
able to split them completely.

4) Complete Gallery synchronisation. Being able to synchronise kimdaba
and gallery in both ways would be great : adding new comments to kimdaba
and upload them to gallery, adding new comments to online Gallery and
updates them to kimdaba would be very cool !

5) DCOP support, for more script plugins facilities (as amarok does).

6) Predefined filtering, or "dynamic selection" : let the user define
a selection and display it. This gives the advantage of not having to
manually having to set a given keyword to the new images corresponding
to this selection.

7) some few things already evoked and perhaps in the CVS version :
* hitting "back" goes to the same place in the list we were before (no
need to rescroll down)
* a filter textbox on top of list panels (like in amarok, very
convenient for person names)
* display the current "location" in the status bar, something like 
Paris > StreetArt > Invaders
and the ability to click on them to remove them from the filter
(enlarging the selection).

That's all for the moment ;)

Vincent Picavet,		Tel : +33 (0) 1 39 63 52 14	
INRIA Rocquencourt,		E-mail : vincent.picavet at inria.fr
Projet CLIME			http://www-rocq.inria.fr/clime	

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