Default images viewer for 12.10

Julien Lavergne gilir at
Fri May 4 17:28:10 UTC 2012


First discussion for default applications on 12.10, the images viewer :-)

This is the situation :
gpicview, our current images viewer is not really maintained anymore,
and have some design and bugs, which will probably not be fixed soon. I
think we need another images viewer, fast, easy to use, and maintained.

The options I have in mind (but you can propose others) :

- Viewnor, which was proposed last cycle. It's still maintained, no
desktop dependencies, and pretty nice to use. It's still not packaged,
but Jonathan already done the job. If Debian continues to block this
package, we can still package it for Ubuntu only (I don't consider the
arguments on Debian side enough to block it)

- Eog (eyes of GNOME) : well maintained, probably more mature / tested
than viewnor, but have some depends on GNOME.

- Ristretto : same than eog, but with xfce depends.

I don't think we should propose applications like shotwell or gthumb,
since they do a lot more than just read the image files.

IMO, we should go with viewnor, unless we can find another application
with the same (or better) benefits.

Any opinions ? comments ? :-)

Julien Lavergne

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