digiKam Software Collection 4.12.0 released…
Dear digiKam fans and users,
The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.12.0. This release is the result of another huge bugs triage on KDE bugzilla where more than 145 files have been closed. Thanks to Maik Qualmann who maintain KDE4 version while KF5 port and GSoC 2015 projects are in progress. Both are planed to be completed before end of this year.
As with 4.11.0, this new release comes with OSX PKG installers for Mountain Lion, Maverick, and Yosemite. Note that you must considerate digiKam under OSX as beta stage, not stable as under Linux. Some dysfunctions have been identified and fixed with this release. PKG installer includes last Exiv2 0.25, LibRaw 0.16.2, and LensFun 0.3.1 which do not exist yet in Macports repository. Exiv2 includes huge fixes about video support which can crash digiKam, and Libraw/Lensfun add new recent camera supports. In the future, we plan to include Hugin CLI tools too required at run-time by Panorama and ExpoBlending tools.
The OSX digiKam PKG is not an Apple signed bundle installer. To do it we must pay 99$ by year which is very expensive for an Open Source project. If your computer is protected by Apple GateKeeper, you can bypass safety this protection at install time without to touch your computer settings. Just follow simple instructions given in this tutorial.
For more details, you can consult the huge list of the issues closed in digiKam 4.12.0 available through the KDE Bugs-tracking System.
The digiKam software collection tarball, OSX, and Windows installer can be downloaded from the KDE mirrors.
Have fun to use this new important digiKam stable release.