Bug 309598 - "Recent Tags" menu show existing tags added and shouldn't be
Summary: "Recent Tags" menu show existing tags added and shouldn't be
Alias: None
Product: digikam
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Usability-Menus (show other bugs)
Version: 7.0.0
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Digikam Developers
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-05 17:12 UTC by julien.t43+kde
Modified: 2020-04-29 06:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Version Fixed In: 7.0.0


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Description julien.t43+kde 2012-11-05 17:12:51 UTC
When adding new tags, there are added to the context menu Tags > Recently used.
If there is an existing tag and you add another, both are added to recently used while, most logicaly, only the one asked by the user should be.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. take an image with an existing tag, check it's not in recently used context menu tags list
2. add a new tag
Actual Results:  
Both old and new tags are in recently used list

Expected Results:  
Only the new one should be.
Comment 1 caulier.gilles 2012-11-05 17:37:25 UTC
I remember that something like that have been fixed recently. Can you try with 2.9.0 release ?

Gilles Caulier
Comment 2 Andrew Goodbody 2012-11-05 20:28:44 UTC
I am seeing this on 2.9.0
Comment 3 julien.t43+kde 2012-11-05 20:54:08 UTC
I would if I can, but for now, Philipp seems to not have time to update his ppa (https://launchpad.net/~philip5/+archive/extra) and not really wanted to do full manual compile, so waiting for now.
Comment 4 Marcel Wiesweg 2013-01-12 21:27:39 UTC
From which UI element do you add the new tag?
The way it is currently implemented, we update the recent-tags list when a tag is assigned, but the assignment does not check ( and will not, for reason of performance) if the tag is already assigned.
Comment 5 julien.t43+kde 2013-01-12 22:26:58 UTC
for now, I'm using mostly the right panel or context menu/recent tags if tags is listed there either in thumbnail or preview mode.
Can't use keyboard shortcuts as I have too many tags (outside of a few).
But I think it happens in the 3 cases.

For performance, for sure, it's an extra task but on current desktop, I don't think the penalty is noticeable (especially if you cache displayed data). On a laptop (and especially my netbook), probably heavier.
Comment 6 Andrew Goodbody 2013-01-12 22:29:09 UTC
Marcel, I think you miss the point. When you assign a new tag to an image, all tags for that image are added to the recently used list, even if they are not being changed in this operation. This is wrong. Only the tag actually added should go into the recently used list. This is using the right hand side bar. eg if an image previously had tags a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j assigned and then you assign tag k, then all those tags go into the recently used list.
Comment 7 Marcel Wiesweg 2013-01-13 19:39:19 UTC
Apparently all existing tags are assigned (a no-op for already assigned ones), resulting in the observed behavior. The underlying problem is that the list is kept at a very low level. I believe it should be kept more high-level in TagsCache and co-managed through ImageInfo. Then the cost I mentioned is gone, due to caching.
Comment 8 julien.t43+kde 2013-12-29 08:18:00 UTC
still valid

Test on 3.4 (lubuntu 13.10/kde 4.11.3 main install).  pending on 3.5(macos 10.9/kde 4.11.4/macports, mostly w network share)(long collection scanning...)
Comment 9 caulier.gilles 2014-09-02 10:10:32 UTC

This file still valid using last digiKam 4.2.0 ?

Gilles Caulier
Comment 10 caulier.gilles 2015-05-16 13:21:23 UTC
This file still valid using last digiKam 4.10.0 ?

Gilles Caulier
Comment 11 caulier.gilles 2015-06-29 17:46:27 UTC
New digiKam 4.11.0 is available with official PKG installer for OSX.


Can you reproduce the problem with this release ?

Gilles Caulier
Comment 12 caulier.gilles 2015-08-20 06:53:06 UTC
digiKam 4.12.0 is out :


We need a fresh feedback using this release please...
Thanks in advance.

Gilles Caulier
Comment 13 caulier.gilles 2016-07-15 21:22:36 UTC
With digiKam 5.0.0, this problem is not reproducible.
I close this file now. Don't hesitate to re-open if necessary.
Gilles Caulier
Comment 14 Andrew Goodbody 2020-04-28 19:10:31 UTC
Just tested on 7.0.0 beta, the problem is still here.
Comment 15 Maik Qualmann 2020-04-28 19:54:25 UTC
Git commit cc49e11dbf8a89ecf1299187e837bf87039b82da by Maik Qualmann.
Committed on 28/04/2020 at 19:52.
Pushed by mqualmann into branch 'master'.

fix recently tags list
FIXED-IN: 7.0.0

M  +2    -1    NEWS
M  +15   -4    core/libs/database/coredb/coredb.cpp

Comment 16 Maik Qualmann 2020-04-29 06:05:41 UTC
Git commit 728c49ce1a4ecc935cf1ac2a6d96233ebb899828 by Maik Qualmann.
Committed on 29/04/2020 at 06:02.
Pushed by mqualmann into branch 'master'.

use ItemInfo cache for a better performance

M  +5    -14   core/libs/database/coredb/coredb.cpp
M  +2    -1    core/libs/database/coredb/coredb.h
M  +2    -1    core/libs/database/item/containers/iteminfo_tags.cpp