I’m using openSUSE 13.2_64, kernel 3.16.7-21 and a mix of KDE 4.14.9 and wolfi323’s repos for plasma5 and DigiKam/KF5. The reason I start to use DigiKam/KF5 was because DigiKam drop the support (lazy or forgot) for using a remote Mysql server for pictures/thumsnails. I did test and have been running DigiKam/KF5 for several months now both with mobile (my laptop) and using a remote Mysql server on my lan for my main DE.
Yes it’s a Beta. Some weeks ago I started to receive strange messages and then last week:
The digikam5 crash should be fixed now, please update/reinstall digikam5.
In case you’re interested, this is what happened:
The digikam developers moved the DNGConverter from kipi-plugins to digikam itself.
Apparently the used 3rd-party dngwriter is not compatible with the XMP tools used in current exiv2 versions (or it is just plain broken), it caused the crash when being initialized.
I reverted back to the last version before those changes, that’s why it has a lower “version” number and is not seen as update at the moment.
I changed the version to 4.81git now, so this should be “fixed” in a few hours…
I will update digikam5 to the latest version again when this is fixed.
At the moment I do build the latest version in a separate repo to be able to test it… (at the moment it doesn’t even build successfully though)
-not what I can see (in TW (digikam 4.9.0)), -have I missed something again ;)?
Hm, I haven’t actually tried it (I’m not using Tumbleweed myself), I might do so over the weekend though.
But it is built with the exact same options, and the package does require libqt4-sql-mysql.
And the buildlog contains this:
-- Qt4 SQL module found..................... YES
So it should be able to use all databases that Qt4 supports. If you have libqt4-sql-mysql installed, that should include mysql.
Again, you could also try version 4.11 from KDE:Extra, that repo is available for Tumbleweed as well.
Although this version should appear in Tumbleweed at some point anyway, I don’t know why it hasn’t been forwarded yet. (KDE:Extra is the devel repo for Factory/Tumbleweed)
Hm, I just tried with digikam 4.6 on my 13.2 system, and I cannot select MySQL there either. (I thought I tried that a few days ago…
So it seems the mysql support is disabled in the KDE4 version in general. Apparently just building against libqt4-sql is not enough any more (it was in the past AFAIK, the build options used in the openSUSE package haven’t been changed since 2 years at least).
I haven’t tried the version from KDE:Extra yet, but I’d expect the same there.
I submitted a “fixed” package to KDE:Extra now.
If this gets accepted, and forwarded to Factory again, it should end up in Tumbleweed soon as well.
If you think we should release an update for 13.2 too, please file an openSUSE bug report. I’ll take all necessary actions then.
Strictly speaking this is a regression in the last update for 13.2 to digikam 4.6.0.
My package has been accepted and is now available in KDE:Extra.
The package has been forwarded to Factory/Tumbleweed as well, but this will take some time as it has to go through review and staging/testing first.
But you should get digikam 4.11.0 with MySQL support in Tumbleweed soon.
If you don’t want to wait, you can install it from KDE:Extra now, for 13.2 too.
Yes, mysql is better suited than sqlite for big databases. That’s one of the reasons why Akonadi and Amarok use mysql by default or meanwhile as only option even (in the latter case).
I never used digikam’s mysql support though (actually I’m not using digikam at all myself), so I haven’t noticed that it’s missing since the update to 4.6.0.
And the openSUSE maintainers probably didn’t notice it either because of the same reasons.
Reported as bug 939431 .[/QUOTE]
Thanks, I will take care of that.
As mentioned, the version 4.11 in KDE:Extra does have mysql support enabled again already, and it’s on its way to Tumbleweed.
FYI, I updated my digikam5 package to the latest git version again.
The digikam developers made DNG converter optional now and disabled it by default (with the comment “crashes on some systems”… )
Needless to say, that I leave it disabled, it works fine here.
For the future: my plan is to follow the stable releases as soon as 5.0.0 is officially available, like I do with all other packages in my repo.