Re: Evince as universal "Viewer"

IIRC this approach was tried and rejected previously with ggv/gpdf
(?). I don't recall the exact application, but we had an application
that was basically nothing more than a shell for bonobo viewer
components. Given a bonobo viewer component, it could display the
document in that shell.

Given that displaying an image is not that difficult and evince could
probably do it fine, i'd hate to see us go back to one-app-fits-all
for a document viewer.

Simple example: eog has "rotate image" functionality. Does such
functionality belong in a PDF viewer?



On 4/19/05, Steven Garrity <stevelist silverorange com> wrote:
> There's a brief discussion on one of the Fedora lists about how Eye of
> Gnome relates to gThumb. The conclusion is the usual one, and it makes
> sense: eog is the quick-to-load simple one-off image view, and gThumb is
> a more powerful image/photo browser. Makes sense.
> Someone mentioned Evince in the discussion and it made me wonder: should
> Evince replace Eye of Gnome as the universal "Viewer" app on Gnome. It
> already seems to support the basic image formats (jpeg, png, etc.).
> It also loads relatively quickly when opening a single image, and loads
> without the sidebar for formats without "pages" - so it has the
> look/feel of a simple/fast viewer app.
> In the version I'm running (0.1.9), the zoom controls don't seem to work
> on non-pdf files (jpeg, png, etc.), but I'm sure that could be fixed.
> I don't think there is really anything wrong with Eye of Gnome, but it
> might be nice to have *one* simple document/image viewer, rather than
> one for PDFs and one for other image formats, when they are so close in
> UI and core functionality.
> Not that this makes it the right choice, but for reference, this is what
> Apple does with their "Preview" application.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Steven Garrity
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