Linux News Today: KDE's digiKam Software Collection 4.13.0 Fixes Over 30 Bugs, digiKam 5 Coming in 2016
The developers behind the popular digiKam Software Collection open-source and cross-platform image viewer and organizer software for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems announced the immediate availability for download of digiKam 4.13.0.
digiKam Software Collection 4.13.0 is yet another bugfix release of the powerful image manipulation software used in KDE/Qt desktop environments, addressing many of the issues reported by users since the previous maintenance version of the application, all in order to keep digiKam reliable and stable for KDE4 users. We recommend reading the official, raw changelog if you want to know what exaclty has been changed in this version.
“The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.13.0. This release is the result of another huge bugs triage on KDE Bugzilla where more than 30 files have been closed. Thanks to Maik Qualmann, who maintain KDE4 version while KF5 port and GSoC 2015 projects are in progress. Both are planned to be completed while sprint 2016,” reads the announcement.
digiKam 5.0.0 is planned for Q1 2016
The development cycle of the 4.x branch of digiKam Software Collection will continue with another maintenance version, version 4.14.0, scheduled for release on October 11, 2015. According to the official release schedule, digiKam 4.14.0 will be the last version in the 4.x series, as digiKam 5.0.0 is planned for Q1 2016, which will be ported to KDE Frameworks 5.
Download digiKam Software Collection 4.14.0 for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems right now from Softpedia. Of course, all GNU/Linux users can update to the new version of digiKam using the main software repositories of their distribution. PKG installers for Mac OS X Maverick and Yosemite are available on the project’s website, which include the Exiv2 0.25, LensFun 0.3.1, and LibRaw 0.17.0 dependencies.