Kuickshow in KDE4
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Sat Jun 6 12:57:05 BST 2009
> On Saturday 06 June 2009, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Sven wrote:
>>> About 6 month ago there were some posting about Kuickshow in this
>>> maillist. Has there been any progress in porting Kuickshow to KDE4 ? I
>>> have search the net but not found anything.
>> Well, they fired the developer that has been asked to look into it. :-)
>> Basically, it appears to me that if the wanted features can be added to
>> GwenView that that would be a better alternative.
>> Note that porting Kuickshow will not be a simple task since it will
>> require two ports. The GUI would need to be ported from Qt-3 to QT-4
>> and the image rendering would need to be ported from Imlib-1 to
>> something else. It uses Imlib-1 which is an orphan and the current
>> Imlib-2 is not a compatible library. Or, we could use kimgio (and some
>> KolourPaint code if needed).
>> Are there specific features that you are looking for?
>> I would like to have Gamma adjustment and color TV like controls
>> (Brightness and Contrast, etc.). The way these are implemented in
>> KuickShow could use some improvement -- spinbox with slider:
>> <-------I------> |______|
>> would be better IMHO.
> To bad. I liked the speed and simplicity of Kuickshow. Opens fast, simple:
> press 9 to rotate, b for brightness (to me the two most needed feature for
> browsing) and page up-down for browsing through pictures. Gwenview do all
> these things as well just clumsier and too many features when browsing is the
> only purpose.
I agree that apps get bloated. However, the KPart for GwenView can be
used in Konqueror is not bloated, in fact, I find that it lacks the
needed features for viewing images. The KPart is not an app and to use
it stand alone, you need a shell that does nothing except to provide the
menubar and toolbars and use the KFile dialog to open files.
> Also, controling the software without using the mouse was a big
Probably a matter personal preference so we can't presume that all users
will agree with you.
> Having used Kuickshow for years it seems like I will have to change to some
> other software. Is perhaps KView the most similar choice ?
It was decided that KView would be replaced by GwenView for KDE-4.
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