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Digikam Code Sprint @ Genova + Telepathy KIPI Plugin

This post was supposed to be published yesterday January 18th 2012, but I’m delaying it of 24 hours in support of SOPA STRIKE

Last weekend the Digikam Code Sprint was held in Genoa (Italy). Yes, I’m not a Digikam developer, but I live in Genoa and this was a very good occasion to implement something that I’ve being planning to implement for a long time: A KIPI Plugin for Telepathy. So before saying anything else, here is the mandatory screenshot:

Telepathy KIPI Plugin
Telepathy KIPI Plugin

Thanks to this plugin, you will be able to send your pictures and albums from digikam, showfoto and any other application using KIPI plugins. Most of all I wanted this feature in KSnapshot, and yes this is now possible.

This is something I already implemented in the past [1] but I must admit that having all the contacts in a menu was a bad idea, so I gave up at the time… So this time we have a widget instead that takes shows only the person that are online, that can accept a file transfer and there is a bar to filter by name (actually most of this is widget is “borrowed” from Telepathy Send File, written by David, so credits for that go to him). I think this solution is much better than the menu, but comments are very welcome.

Unfortunately the widget won’t be in KDE Telepathy 0.3 so you will have to wait for the 0.4 release, and then you will have to wait for the kipi-plugin to be reviewed by the digikam developers… Meanwhile it will reside in my clone repositories (I will update this post with the links as soon as the code is available)


P.S. Thanks to ALID (especially to Angelo, Stefano and Claudio) and KDE e.V. for hosting, organizing and supporting the event and to all the Digikam developers.

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Digikam 1.0.0 beta6 and kipi-plugins 0.8.0 – Kubuntu jaunty

Digikam (and showfoto) 1.0.0 beta6 and kipi-plugins 0.8.0 .deb packages for Kubuntu Jaunty 9.04 are available on my backports PPA.
To install them:

  • Copy the lines below and add them to your system’s software sources. (Read about installing)

    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/daniele.domenichelli/backports/ubuntu jaunty main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/daniele.domenichelli/backports/ubuntu jaunty main
  • Import public key for my PPA:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 9D0C02D0

  • Update and install package digikam

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install digikam
  • If you wish you can install also showfoto

    sudo apt-get install showfoto