image viewers: a different approach

Matthias Kretz kretz at
Thu Oct 27 18:35:50 BST 2005

This sounds better than keeping KView around! You might want to take a look at 
the ideas (and code) of a KImage{Canvas,Viewer} interface that I toyed with 
in KView.

And concerning the Gwenview shell, I'm not so sure it has to die. Just change 
your focus to make Gwenview a first class citizen in Konq, and keep the shell 
to do things Konqueror isn't able to do (if you happen to be able to do 
everything you want with Konqueror then you might give up the shell, though).

The one thing that made me keep the KView shell is that in Konqueror all parts 
are supposed to be readonly parts. Meaning that a simple select->crop is not 
allowed (though it's of course possible). But perhaps the crop functionality 
could be implemented as a "copy selection into new file" or so.

On Thursday 27 October 2005 17:59, Aurelien Gateau wrote:
> I was thinking about how Gwenview could be integrated to KDE 4.0 a few days
> ago and I came to a possible solution: forget Gwenview as a standalone
> application, focus on KParts and Konqueror instead:
> - Replace the khtmlimage part with Gwenview image part
> - Replace the photo album part with Gwenview dir part
> - Merge thumbnail view improvements from Gwenview into Konqueror thumbnail
> view.
> It sadden me a bit to give up the standalone application, but maybe this
> would be the best solution...

Matthias Kretz (Germany)                            <><
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