image viewers: a different approach

Matthias Kretz kretz at
Sat Oct 29 13:12:17 BST 2005

On Saturday 29 October 2005 13:10, Lubos Lunak wrote:
>  But there would be also more. Thumbnails view - Gwenview's dirpart is
> vastly superior Konqueror's iconview for images, and not only because
> iconview is bloody slow. You can e.g. also set up Konqueror to have two
> split views, one showing thumbnails, other showing selected image, but we
> all know nobody really would use that because splitting a view into two,
> linking them and locking one is not trivial to set up. And Gwenview tries
> to preload in advance next image, but the standalone imagepart even doesn't
> know from which part is is invoked, let alone know in advance it would be
> invoked.
>  I expect KParts and Konqueror would need quite some modifications in order
> to reasonably match functionality of standalone apps.

Not necessarily. You might put an option into the Gwenview KPart to show a 
list of thumbnails. This is then internal to the Gwenview KPart and can use 
all the optimizations the original app used.
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