Shawn Gordon wrote in with the good news that
theKompany.com has contributed the
source code for Kamera (previously
featured on the Dot),
a gPhoto2-based KIO slave for
digital cameras, to the
KDE CVS. He also
has some updates on Kamera developments. Read below to find out more.
Kamera, KDE2's gPhoto2-based KIO slave for digital cameras, has been integrated into KDE CVS under the 'kdegraphics' module. This is now the definitive repository for Kamera and obsoletes the versions previously available at theKompany's website. theKompany will continue to support the library and provide a home page for Kamera information. All other developers are welcome to join in.
After discussions on the gphoto-devel mailing list among gphoto, KDE and GNOME developers, we have standardised 'camera://' as the URL scheme for digital cameras. This will avoid confusion between users of the different desktops. The version in KDE CVS conforms to this standard.
Please note that Kamera relies on gPhoto2, currently under heavy development and only available via CVS. Therefore there may be times when the driver for your particular camera may not be in a working state, or necessary changes in the gPhoto2 API may break Kamera compilation.
theKompany would like to take this opportunity to praise the KDE team for the terrific
KIO Slave architecture and for their assistance, and especially the gPhoto2 developers for their excellent work. Thanks!