Default images viewer for 12.10
kelly at chiefsez.com
Sat May 5 09:14:41 UTC 2012
On Fri, 04 May 2012 19:28:10 +0200
Julien Lavergne <gilir at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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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