[RFC] Possible KView Maintainership

Aurelien Gateau aurelien.gateau at free.fr
Thu Oct 27 09:49:34 BST 2005

James Richard Tyrer wrote:

> Aurelien Gateau wrote:
>>>I see a place for a general purpose viewer that has basic features.  I
>>>also think that there would be a place for further development of KView
>>>as a general purpose front end.  These would be two separate projects.
>> I'm not sure this is a good idea. Look at what people already say about
>> KWrite + Kate. I don't see the need for two image viewers in KDE.
> Well, I tend to like the idea behind the dual personality of KWrite and
> Kate. But, I don't see this as being the same thing.

Let's replace KWrite + Kate with KWrite + KEdit. I know the reason KEdit is
still here (right to left support), but to all left-to-right people this is 
just duplication.

> Having KView as a  
> lightweight viewer is a short term project and adding the capability to
> use the part in the KViewShell to have an integrated viewer app would be
> a long term project that would replace the stand alone KView app (but
> the KPart would still work in Konqueror).

As the maintainer of KViewShell said, KViewShell is a document viewer. I
don't think you will be able to support things like slideshow or lossless
rotation in it.


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