Re: Proposal: "Preview" shell for EoG/gpdf/ggv

gpdf needs love and Martin has been doing good work on it. However, I
don't think that doing a shell to share the gui with ggv is the most
important task at this point for gpdf. I'd rather have a better pdf
viewer that one that can share the gui with ggv and eog. The "general
preview thingie like OS X has" is a different project. I think the
discussions made it sound like this was what Martin needed to do to make
gpdf "part of GNOME", whatever that means.


On Mon, 2003-02-10 at 06:39, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Hi Martin, Jaka and Jens,
> So, Martin and Jaka have already posted about the idea of a single shell for
> viewing PS and PDF files using the ggv and gpdf backends.
> It occured to me this afternoon that EoG worked exactly the same way - it's
> an image viewing component with a minimal shell. Wouldn't it be cool if all
> three components used the same shell for static document viewing? (It would
> work very similarly to Apple's "Preview" utility in OS X.) Other apps could
> easily install components for this shell too... Holy cow -> Bonobo in the
> real world!
> Someone is going to ask the question: "Isn't Nautilus supposed to be this
> 'super shell', huh?" The only sensible answer to that, of course, is: "You
> are an idiot." But seriously, Nautilus is really not the best place to be
> viewing files. Custom file list views, sure. Weird file viewers where files
> are meant to be, no.
> Martin reckons he's ready to do this kind of thing for 2.4... How about it?
> Rock on!
> - Jeff
Chema Celorio <chema ximian com>

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