DigiKam 5.0 Beta 2 Released, Almost Fully Done With Qt5/KF5 Port
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 7 December 2015 at 08:05 AM EST. 1 Comment
KDE --
The second beta release of the major digiKam 5.0 overhaul is now ready for testing.

As explained via the DigiKam.org announcement, "This release marks almost complete port of the application to Qt5 and KF5 API. All Qt4/KDE4 code has been removed and many parts have been re-written, reviewed, and tested. Porting to Qt5 required a lot of work, as many important APIs had to be changed or replaced by new ones. In addition to code porting, we introduced several changes and optimizations, especially regarding dependencies on the KDE project. Although digiKam is still a KDE desktop application, it now uses many Qt dependencies instead of KDE dependencies. This simplifies the porting job on other operating systems, code maintenance, while reducing sensitivity of API changes from KDE project."


DigiKam 5.0 Beta 2 also features the DNG convert tool being changed into the digiKam Batch Queue Manager, KIO-Slaves usage was dropped, settings improvements, and many other changes.

This test release of digiKam 5 can be downloaded here.
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