[KimDaBa] New snapshot - getting close to a 1.2 release

Jesper K. Pedersen blackie at kde.org
Sun Apr 18 18:25:17 CEST 2004


Hi.

We are now at the end of my KimDaBa work week.
Unfortunately there was no progreess on the plugins of kimdaba, due to reasons 
out of my control, so this will be postponed to release 1.3.

This week, I've been working hard on an old wish list item, namely export and 
import of images to make it easy to share images with friends. This work is 
now complete.

I'll stop adding features to KimDaBa now for next release, and focus on 
documentation plus bugfixing, so I urge you all to try out the new snapshot 
which is available from
http://ktown.kde.org/kimdaba/snapshots/kimdaba-2004-04-18-noi18n.tar.bz2

The major changes since 1.1 are:
* import/export which allows you to send part of your database to friends.
* Its now possible to find images where only a set of items are on
  (e.g. only me, and no one else)
* menus with persons/locations/... can now either be sorted most recent used
  or alphabetically (thx to Reimar Imhof <Reimar.Imhof at netCologne.de>)
* Its now possible to sort images by date in the thumbnail view
 (thx to Thomas Schwarzgruber <possebaer at gmx.at>)

Besides that tons of bugs and annoyances has been fixed.

Kind Regards
Jesper

The following is the complete changes list since KimDaBa version 1.1.
The following is a list of changes simce 1.1 was release:
2004-04-18  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* When opening the image config dialog, show a message box with
	a link to the help page.

	* Made it possible to re enable message boxes where the user
	previously checked do-not-show-again

	* Its now possible to find images where only a set of items are on
	(e.g. only me, and no one else)

	* BUGFIX: When generating HTML, only generate image on disk

	* Added a dialog with a description on how to enable webservers to
	server KimDaBa files.

2004-04-16  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* BUGFIX: If the destination directory for HTML export exists,
	offer to remove it. This fixes the problem where it would instead
	just be put in a subdirectory.

	* Loading descriptions from EXIF information can now be disabled

	* BUGFIX: when exporting the image loader also saved the large
	images (like 1024x768) to tumbnails dir. Please remove all
	thumbnails using the maintenance menu item.

	* BUGFIX: images inline in export files was broken if the
	extension was different from .jpg

	* Now its possible to ask for a .kim file on the HTML generated pages

	* BUGFIX: pressing cancel in export dialog still continue exporting.

	* BUGFIX: It was not possible to import twice in one session.

	* BUGFIX: images was rotated too must during export

	* now its possible to export images, and leave the .kim file next
	to the image set rather than putting them into the .kim file. 
2004-04-15  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* Its now possible to delete images from within the image
	configuration dialog

	* Now you may click on a .kim file from say konqueror to start
	importing that file into your db.

2004-04-14  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* added Import/Export so its possible to share images with
	friends, without them having to write comments, and tell how is on
	the images.

2004-04-12  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* Its now possible to configure the toolbar

	* Added run slide show as a tool button

	* Now its possible to configure the shortcuts in the viewer.

2004-04-11  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* added run randomized slideshow

	* added run slide show to the thumbnail view, thus making it much
	easier to start a slide show if the images in view.

	* Made slide show timeout configurable

	* Made slide show size configurable, plus made it possible to
	specify full screen for configuration for configuration of normal view.

2004-03-27  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* rewrote the handling of dates in the image property dialog, so
	the GUI is must easier to work with - this must have been the
	oldest wish on my which list ;-)
2004-03-21  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* Added Images->sort to sort images in thumbnail view. Thanks to
	Thomas Schwarzgruber <possebaer at gmx.at>

	* Added Maintenance->remove all thumbnails and Maintenance->build thumbnails

2004-03-20  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* BUGFIX: now we are doing boundary check when panning, so you
	can't pan outside the image.

	* generating HTML and viewing images will now be the context if no
	images are selected. Context is the current search or current
	browse - e.g. all images from say Las Vegas.

2004-03-17  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* Added context menu for sorting options listbox 
	(thanks to Reimar Imhof <Reimar.Imhof at netCologne.de> for a patch)

2004-03-10  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* BUGFIX: Fixed crash when moving images arround

2004-03-09  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* BUGFIX: If you have to rotate an image to view it, you get black stripes 
besides your 
	image because of the resolution of the image (it's much higher than wide). So 
	far so good. But if you zoom into the image via pressing '+' key, the black 
	stripes don't change -> the shown width stays the same although the 
	(virtually) height changed.
	Thanks to Thomas Schwarzgruber <possebaer at gmx.at> for a patch.

2004-03-07  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* BUGFIX: When renaming an item in the listselect, then category
	image is now also renamed.

	* BUGFIX: In the settings dialog, member group tab, ensure that
	the category list is updated when entering the page.

	* replaced "None" with "No Persons", "No Keywords" etc.

	* the count text in the browser is now "categories" rather than
	"images" when displaying categories like "persons", "locations" etc.

	* BUGFIX: Finally made panning work. Its now bound to the middle
	mouse button, which is more compatible to a wide range of
	application, rather than Ctrl+left button as was the case
	previously.

2004-03-02  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* BUGFIX: previous fix to member groups was broken.

	* use smoothScale rather than scale to get better looking thumbnails.

2004-02-15  Jesper K. Pedersen  <blackie at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>

	* BUGFIX: Pressing the rename button in member groups made
	KimDaBa crash if no member groups are selected.



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