Gentlemen! Today, a treat especial.
After all the chatter about a Windows port of darktable I am proud to bring you a very first preview of what we have been doing in the past months. We know that there are still a few rough edges, but in order to iron those out we need your help! So if you are a Windows user and are willing to write useful bug reports and help us with fixing them afterwards:
A brand new development snapshot, compiled for 64 bit Windows. (please use the newinstaller in the update link!)
For those that care, there is also the usual GPG signature.
Please keep in mind that it’s not a real release but just a pre-alpha snapshot, with known bugs.
If you just want to use the software and try to avoid as many bugs as possible then make sure to install in a location with only ASCII letters in the path, make sure that your username just consists of ASCII letters, and that all your images are in paths only being composed from ASCII letters. I guess you can see what I want to say there: Unicode is hard, especially on Windows. We are aware of that and working on it, but some bugs are in 3rd party libraries that we need to get fixed first.
When you find problems I ask you to report them, ideally on our bug tracker (make sure to set
Windows!) but at least mention them here.
Important note: to make sure that darktable can keep on supporting the raw file format for your camera, please help us by reading this post with detailed explanations and making sure that we have the full raw sample set for your camera under CC0 license!
Last but not least I want to thank Peter Budai for doing most of the work required to get this done.
Edit: You no longer need any development snapshots, there is now an official release candidate for 2.4.0! Last update: 2017-12-08 08:59 UTC