digiKam 7.2.0-beta1 is released

Thu Oct 29, 2020

digiKam 7.2.0-beta1 is released

by digiKam Team

Dear digiKam fans and users,

Just a few words to inform the community that 7.2.0-beta1 is out and ready to test one month later the 7.1.0 stable release.

After a long time to integrate the student codes working on faces management while this summer, we are now ready to propose a first beta with the the new improvements planned since a very long time about the usability and the performances of faces tagging, faces detection, and faces recognition, already presented in July with 7.0.0 release announcement.

We also fight against plenty of bugs, and after a long triaging stage, this new version come with more than 140 bug-fixes since last stable release 7.1.0 and look very promising. Nothing is completed yet, as we plan one more beta version before Christmas, when we will publish officially the stable version. It still bugs to fix while this beta campaign and all help will be welcome from the community to stabilize codes.

Thanks to all users for your support and donations, and to all contributors, students, testers who allowed us to improve this release.

digiKam 7.2.0-beta1 source code tarball, Linux 32/64 bits AppImage bundles, MacOS package and Windows 32/64 bits installers can be downloaded from this repository. Don’t forget to not use this beta in production yet and thanks in advance for your feedback in Bugzilla.

Rendez-vous in a few weeks for the next stage.

Thanks in advance for your help.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.digikam.org/news/2020-10-29-7.2.0-beta1_release_announcement/
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This might not be the place to say it, but I have just tried digiKam 7.1 on windows and it is fantastic! I had been put off by earlier experiences of this software on windows, but now it really is a joy to use. Kudos to everybody that has put it together.

Is 7.2.0 going to release without beta2?

Cheers.