[Slackbuilds-users] Are we there yet?

David Woodfall dave at dawoodfall.net
Sun Nov 24 12:04:28 UTC 2013

On (24/11/13 00:32), Chess Griffin <chess at chessgriffin.com> put forth the proposition:
>On 24.11.2013 00:17, Robby Workman wrote:
>>On Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:14:36 +0000
>>David Spencer <baildon.research at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>>> graphics/shotwell: Removed (build failure)
>>>The root cause (at least, before its deps were upgraded) is the latest
>>>version of LibRaw (which I maintain).
>>>We need an older version of shotwell because of gnome deps yadda yadda
>>>yadda.  But the older versions of Shotwell don't build with newer
>>>versions of LibRaw.
>>>We can drop back to an older version of LibRaw, but other packages
>>>also depend on LibRaw, and those packages would thereby lose support
>>>for newer cameras. This would be unpopular with people who love shiny
>>>new cameras.
>>>I haven't retried the various older versions of shotwell since the
>>>deps were refreshed in master, so I'll make another attempt to see if
>>>shotwell can be rescued.
>>>Or people could learn to live without shotwell, which seems to be
>>>extraordinarily big for something so feature-poor ;-)
>>Given the choices, I think the route to take is the latter :-)
>I've been trying to get shotwell to work because I do use it (somewhat)
>but ran into the same issues David mentioned and I haven't been able to
>come up with a solution.  Oh, well. :/  Time to find something else.

You may want to look at darktable:


It only has one dep (lensfun) and does non-destructive edits of raw
files. It has a bunch of editing modules and exports to jpg by default. The only problem I had with it is that the GUI fonts were too small but this is easily fixed in:


Hope this helps


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