digiKam 5.8.0 is released. Install digiKam 5.8.0 image editor, viewer, and organizer tool on Ubuntu Linux. It has been released with numerous improvements and some new features, such as application bundle improvements, export to upnp/dlna devices, mysql support improvements and port dropbox export tools to oauth2.
digiKam 5.8.0 Features
- Bugs Triage – Reassigned entries to the right components. With the help of pre-release bundles computed each day, we have been able to provide a digiKam test version along with the fixes applied to close reports in bugzilla. The result with this release is a set of more than 200 entries officially closed.
- Application Bundle Improvements – A bundle package ready to use, which embed all the needs to have a suitable application. digiKam project confirm the support of The AppImage format as the best Linux bundle, which has been updated to last SDK available in build virtual machine based on Linux Centos. This one now permits to run the bundle under Firejail sandboxing technology.
- Mysql Support Improvements – The migration tools have also received many fixes, especially to move from Sqlite databases, when collections grow substantially and over time become more and more slow. Now, the migration tool can import and export better from/to Mysql or Sqlite without data-loss while databases are being converted.
- Export to UPNP/DLNA devices – Reunion on including the new media server dedicated to sharing collection contents on local networks with compatible DLNA devices or applications, such as tablets, cellulars, TV, etc. This tool is now available in all digiKam views through the main Tools menu and also in Showfoto.
- Export Tool – Concerning digiKam export tools to remote Internet services, the port to OAuth version 2 is advancing steadily with more work planned in the course of the year. After porting the Flickr and Imgur export tools with the 5.7.0 release, the DropBox export tool is now ported to the new authentication API, so after a short time of dysfunction the tool is back and ready for use in production.
Install digiKam 5.8
Run the following commands in Terminal to install digiKam 5.8 on Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and other Ubuntu Derivatives:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra
sudo apt update
sudo apt install digikam5
Once installed, open the digiKam application from Ubuntu Dash or Menu.