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gwenview: Falling in Love All Over Again

Feb 10, 2008, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Seigo)

"So as I mentioned in my last blog entry ... I've found myself falling in love all over again with various KDE apps as I use their KDE4 incarnations. One of those apps is gwenview, by Aurélien Gâteau.

"Up until KDE4, we shipped with kuickshow as the entry in the simple image viewer category. That was originally written by Carsten Pfeiffer for KDE1. Yes, '1' as in 'uno' or 'ichi' or 'before two.' It was ported to KDE2, KDE3 and even now KDE4. It's really fast and has a super simple interface, though it could a fair number of things like rotate images and crop them. It had an 'xv' style of interface, so was rather comfortable for the X11 crowd. I'm amazed that kuickshow is still with us, having been ported through 2 massive rearchitectures of the KDE API (2 and 4) and one other major release (3). These days, kuickshow lives in extragear-graphics..."

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