Integrating Gwenview in kdegraphics?

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Thu Jan 18 23:58:18 GMT 2007

On Thursday 18 January 2007 19:26, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 January 2007 9:58, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> > Of course I won't claim to have an objective view, but I think it would
> > be better to have only Gwenview, if I can make sure it provide all the
> > features Kuickshow provide and can be as fast as Kuickshow (I like
> > challenges! :-) )
> imho, speed is indeed one of the two important things that could be
> improved in gwenview. however, i don't think features are a problem =)

 Ok, let me say this more explicitly. I can read that "could be" in two 
ways, "it would be nice if" and "should be". There's no argument about the 
sooner, the latter is worse. I've spent quite some time optimizing Gwenview 
and there are quite some sophisticated (read:complicated) pieces of code as a 
result of that. For an image viewer that has non-blocking UI, incremental 
loading, network transparency and all such bells and whistles it's a bit of a 
challenge to be also blazingly fast and I don't think Gwenview is that bad or 
that there is something that is slow. While there still should be some areas 
where it could be improved, you simply can't beat simple things when it comes 
to raw speed. So if current Gwenview performance is not deemed to be 
acceptable, I suggest considering the option of staying with something that 
just loads the image, shows it and doesn't bother with much more. You can't 
have it all, simple as that. KWrite will also never be as fast as KEdit.

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