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Canada Computes: Linux graphics viewer [zgv] is picture perfect

Aug 02, 2000, 12:07 (10 Talkback[s])
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"My image collection varies in size from small images, barely bigger than your average desktop icon, to huge images that can barely fit on screen. In XWindows, the size differences can be a pain. The small images are barely viewable, and the large ones scroll off the screen."

"Enter ZGV. It's a console based program. It is the fastest, most wonderful piece of graphics software I've ever used. It has filled the void left by the unknown DOS program."

"When you compile the source, assuming you have the requisite files (repeat the mantra "Read the manual") it compiles without a hitch. The only problem I encountered was when I installed it. It complained that it couldn't find something, I think it was the manual pages, so I guess I'm "flying blind". No big deal."

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