Why are #ShowFoto's companion files not included by default?

I downloaded digikam (and therefore showfoto) specifically to use offline. Generally, Linux software tends to not need subsequent installation configuration after initial installation.

Why is showfoto an exception to this?

I’m pretty sure because they’re huge binary files, and thus kind of a waste of power/network for every distribution to (re)distribute them to their users. I’m not sure if it’s redistributable in the first place that way, but maybe someone involved in Digikam might know. It’s an optional feature anyway.

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