[KPhotoAlbum] KPhotoAlbum - mailing list and export suggestion with code

Johannes Zarl-Zierl johannes at zarl-zierl.at
Thu Jan 11 20:38:03 GMT 2018

Hello Samuel,

On Dienstag, 9. Jänner 2018 22:12:00 CET Samuel Kay wrote:
> My project is on standby, I have a gallery which looks good enough for me.
> I don't think that my script would see any difference between the
> index.xml and the .kim file.
> I did create one personal gallery using the xml file given by the export
> function, so it was probably the .kim file.

Good to know. Thanks for the update!

> My next step would be to integrate that to KPhotoAlbum. I think it would
> be nice to have that as the new default "html export" gallery.

I thought you talked about inclusion as a script before? I'm open to 
modernizing the HTML export, but running the pythong script from KPA directly 
is bound to cause problems.

If you want to integrate the new JSON-based gallery into KPA as a replacement 
for the current HTML export, we need to port the functionality of 
parseXML_KPA.py into C++. On the plus side, that also removes the need for 
parsing the .kim or index.xml file.

If you're still interested in going this way, I (and maybe Tobias?) can help 

> I try to build KPhotoAlbum on Debian Jessie - I was to hard for me. Even
> the cmake version is not compatible. I try, really, but I get stuck with
> building "Meson" which is required at some building stage.
> I also try to use a VM. I got several VM which did not start on my
> computer (Fedora get stuck on the login screen for example).
> Well now, I have a Debian Strech in a Working VM. And I try to get all
> the dependencies. But it take me quite a long time and I haven't finish
> yet.

Debian Jessie is oldstable - I would not bother with that unless there is a 
backport for the dependencies that you can use. I'm not even sure if the Qt 
version on Jessie is recent enough for KPA.

On a recent Debian-based or openSUSE distro, the build instructions[1] should 
work without problems.


[1] https://userbase.kde.org/Building_KPhotoAlbum

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