Some ideas for eog
- From: Tim Gerla <tim gerla net>
- To: eog-list gnome org
- Subject: Some ideas for eog
- Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 08:33:19 -0400
I have sort of volunteered to maintain eog; "sort of" because it
happened in the way most maintainers seem to end up maintaining a
project. I said something like "I miss working on GNOME. I wouldn't mind
working on something like eog." and before I knew it, I was appointed.
A little bit of introduction is in order: I am an old-time GNOME hacker.
I was approached by Miguel "back in the day" to port my Gtk-based CD
player, gtcd, to GNOME. I ended up maintaining the gnome-media set of
packages for several years.
I have a couple of ideas for eog:
1. Port the application shell to Python and pygtk. This would improve
maintainability of the GUI sections of the code, and as long as we left
the heavy-duty pixmap-reading code in C, there should be no performance hit.
2. Reorient eog's purpose back towards a single image viewer. Nautilus
and f-spot can already do a great job of displaying thumbnails of a set
of images, so eog's list view is kind of duplication of effort, and not
very featureful compared to what f-spot and nautilus can do.
2.1. Since eog would be the premiere single-image viewer in existence,
we could do a lot of things right, such as printing.
tim gerla net
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