digiKam 0.9.5 release for KDE3

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

Official digiKam 0.9.5 release for KDE3 is out. It's a bug fix and translations updates.

digikam0.9.5

digiKam 0.9.5 tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge at this url

Compared to digiKam 0.9.4, closed files and new features are listed below:

NEW FEATURES:

General : libkdcraw dependency updated to 0.1.6.
General : TIFF/PNG/JPEG2000 metadata can be edited or added (require Exiv2 >= 0.18).
General : Internal CImg library updated to 1.3.0.

Image Editor : All image plugin tool settings provide default buttons to reset values.
Image Editor : New Raw import tool to handle Raw pictures with customized decoding settings.
Image Editor : All image plugin dialogs are removed. All tools are embedded in editor window.
Image Editor : New composition guide based on Diagonal Rules.

BUGFIXES FROM KDE BUGZILLA (alias B.K.O | http://bugs.kde.org):

001 ==> 166867 : digiKam crashes when starting.
002 ==> 167026 : Crash on startup Directory ImageSubIfd0 not valid.
003 ==> 146870 : Don't reduce size of image when rotating.
004 ==> 167528 : Remove hotlinking URL from tips.
005 ==> 167343 : Albums view corrupted and unusable.
006 ==> 146033 : When switching with Page* image jumps.
007 ==> 127242 : Flashing 'histogram calculation in progress' is a bit annoying.
008 ==> 150457 : More RAW controls in color management pop-up please.
009 ==> 155074 : Edit Image should allow chance to adjust RAW conversion parameters.
010 ==> 155076 : RAW Conversion UI Needs to be more generic.
011 ==> 142975 : Better support for RAW photo handling.
012 ==> 147136 : When selecting pictures from folder showfoto got closed.
013 ==> 168780 : Loose the raw import.
014 ==> 160564 : No refresh of the number of pictures assigned to a tag after removing the tag from some pictures.
015 ==> 158144 : Showfoto crashes in settings window.
016 ==> 162845 : 'Ctrl+F6' Conflict with KDE global shortcut.
017 ==> 159523 : digiKam crashes while downloading images from Olympus MJU 810/Stylus 810 camera no xD card.
018 ==> 161369 : Quick filter indicator lamp is not working properly in recursive image folder view mode.
019 ==> 147314 : Renaming like crazy with F2 slows down my system.
020 ==> 164622 : Crash using timeline when switching from month to week to month view.
021 ==> 141951 : Blank empty context right-click menus.
022 ==> 116886 : Proposal for adding a new destripe/denoise technique.
023 ==> 163602 : Race condition during image download from Camera/ USB device: image corruption and/or loss.
024 ==> 165857 : Unreliable import when photo root is on network share.
025 ==> 147435 : Resize slider in sharpness dialog doesn't work correct.
026 ==> 168844 : Make the selection rectangle draggable over the image (not only resizable).
027 ==> 147151 : Compile error: multiple definition of `jpeg_suppress_tables'.
028 ==> 170758 : High load when tagging.
029 ==> 168003 : Drag&dropping a photo to a folder in Dolphin begins copying the whole system:/media.
030 ==> 142457 : Temp files not cleaned up after crashes.
031 ==> 164573 : Better support for small screens.
032 ==> 175970 : digitaglinktree merges tags with same name in different subfolders.
033 ==> 108760 : Use collection image (or part of) as Tag/Album icon.
034 ==> 144078 : very slow avi startup.
035 ==> 146258 : Moving an album into waste basket didn't remove.
036 ==> 149165 : cannot edit anymore - sqlite lock?
037 ==> 146025 : Wrong image name when using info from EXIF.
038 ==> 167056 : Updating tags is slow when thumbnails are visible.
039 ==> 141960 : Problems with photos without EXIV data when updating me.
040 ==> 129379 : Renamed Album is shown multiple times although there is only on related picture directory.
041 ==> 171247 : Album creation error when name start by a number.
042 ==> 150906 : digiKam unable to connect to Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ3.
043 ==> 148812 : "Auto Rotate/Flip Using Exif Orientation" fails with some images.
044 ==> 150342 : Camera image window keeps scrolling to the currently downloaded picture.
045 ==> 147475 : digiKam Slideshow - Pause button does not stay sticky / work.
046 ==> 148899 : Image Editor does not get the focus after clicking on an image.
047 ==> 148596 : Empty entries in the "back" drop-down when changing month (date view).
048 ==> 161387 : Unable to import photos with digiKam even though it's detected.
049 ==> 165229 : Thumbnail complete update does not work reliably, even for jpgs.
050 ==> 176477 : Files disappear while importing.
051 ==> 179134 : Compile-error with libkdcraw > 0.1.5.
052 ==> 162535 : Startup is extremely slow when famd is running.
053 ==> 179413 : Support restoring blown out highlights.
054 ==> 157313 : Option to reposition lighttable slide-list.
055 ==> 180671 : Scanner import does not work.
056 ==> 175387 : digikam-doc 0.9.4 sf.net tarball is outdated.
057 ==> 181712 : Ubuntu 8.10 - digiKam finds not the correct images.
058 ==> 169037 : Crash when tagging photos.
059 ==> 173314 : digiKam crashes while exiting the photo-editing mode in KDE 3.5.10.
060 ==> 185279 : Raw pictures from Panasonic LX2 have totally wrong colours in digikam show modus.

Thanks

Thanks for this awaited release. I will package it for Mandriva 2008 Spring and 2009 : there are conservative users waiting ;-)

Unforget libkdcraw and libkexiv2 packages...

Unforget to backport last libkdcraw and libkexiv2 for KDE3 released recently. it's important...

Gilles Caulier

openSUSE packages

...are building in the KDE:KDE3 repo for all recent distributions, along with updated libkdcraw and kexiv.