image viewers: a different approach

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Sat Oct 29 18:41:52 BST 2005

Luciano Montanaro wrote:
> El Miércoles, 26 de Octubre de 2005 15:43, Benjamin Meyer escribió:
>>On Wednesday 26 October 2005 7:41 am, Michael Olbrich wrote:
>>>I have been following the discussion on KView and I think we need to
>>>take a step back. Focusing on individual applications will only result
>>>in chaos.
>>>The first step would be to look at the different tasks we want to
>>>accomplish. For me there are 4:
>>>1. basic viewer. For links on webpages, emails and individual local
>>>Features: fast, incremental loading, zoom. Maybe scrolling by dragging.
>>>This is probably somewhere between khtmlimage and KView.
>>>2. Enhanced viewer. For image folders (photos). Basic manipulation.
>>>Features: previews, step through images, rotate (and save), exif
>>>Most of the current viewers fit more or less in this category.
>>What ever happened to the all in one basic viewer that can view images,
>>pdf's, etc?
> Just to clarify, do you mean konqueror?

No, in the previous discussion, I didn't mean Konqueror.  The way it is 
now, when a a viewer's KPart is used in Konqueror, it is a subset of the 
features that the viewer has when launched as a stand alone application. 
  Specifically, when used in Konqueror the KPart should not be able to 
save or print (this is redundant since Konqueror can already do this) or 
modify a file.

OTOH, the KParts used in an all-in-one viewer should all be usable in 
Konqueror as preview viewers.


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