digiKam Software Collection 4.0.0-beta1 is out..
Dear all digiKam fans and users!
digiKam team is proud to announce the first beta release of digiKam Software Collection 4.0.0. This version currently under development, including a new tool dedicated to organize whole tags hierarchy. This new feature is relevant of GoSC-2013 project from Veaceslav Munteanu. This project include also a back of Nepomuk support in digiKam broken since a while due to important KDE API changes. Veaceslav has also implemented multiple selection and multiple drag-n-drop capabilities on Tags Manager and Tags View from sidebars, and the support for writing face rectangles in Windows Live Photo format.
Another feature introduced in this release is a new maintenance tool dedicated to parse image quality and auto-tags items automatically using Pick Labels. This tool is relevant to another GoSC-2013 project from Gowtham Ashok. This tool require feedback and hack to be finalized for this release.
Other pending GoSC-2013 projects will be included in next 4.0.0 beta release, step by step, when code will be considerate as good quality, and ready to test by end users. See the release plan for details.
As usual with a major release, we have a long list of files closed with this release into KDE bugzilla.
digiKam software collection tarball can be downloaded from KDE repository
This version is for testing purposes. Please do not use it yet in production!
Happy digiKam testing…