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Month: June 2019

digikam is trying to kill me and my computer

From: dep <dep@...>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:05:41 +0000
greets, folks . . .

for more than a decade i've gone happily along, making pictures for a 
living, sorting them with a gnome application called gthumb (which meshes 
nicely with the gimp) and being generally happy. then the gnome people did 
what gnome people do: they improved gthumb to the point where it's utterly 
useless. they removed menus and scrollbars and committed other atrocities.

so i thought i'd bite the bullet and try digikam, which is in many respects 
too much, just too much. it tries to do things that i do not want done. it 
insists on running a full inventory of all my pictures all the time -- 
gthumb was good about not doing this until it was asked to -- and 
generally behaves as if i'm a 14-year-old who wants to keep track of his 
million selfies. grrr.

but i can live with that and i feel confident that after spending some time 
with it i can turn off much of the stuff i don't like and make it into 
something potentially more useful than gthumb was when it was useful, 
about one major version ago. but there's a problem: when i use 
digikam-trinity (0.9.6) within a few minutes i can hear my computer's fans 
screaming and when i run top i see that it's consuming more than 100 

any ideas how i can fix this or at least troubleshoot it?


Some pictures: