On Aug 25, 2014 6:33 PM, "Evandro Giovanini" <efgiovanini(a)gmail.com>
On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 6:40 PM, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro(a)gnome.org>
> Hi all,
> In Fedora 20, Shotwell was the default image viewer and no
> viewer was installed. In F21 Shotwell is still the default, but now
> Image Viewer (eog) is installed as well. This doesn't make any sense
> since Image Viewer serves no purpose unless it's the default image
> handler, whereas Shotwell is more useful for previewing and organizing a
> collection of photos.
> We've also recently noticed that gthumb looks like a
nice alternative to
> Shotwell. I propose we do one of the following:
> * Replace Shotwell with gthumb, and remove Image Viewer.
> * Replace Shotwell with gthumb, but keep Image Viewer as the default
> image viewer.
> * Remove Shotwell, and keep Image Viewer as the only image viewer.
> Opinions welcome.
> You might notice that I'm gunning for Shotwell here.
It looks a lot
> older than gthumb, and seems to have mostly the same functionality.
> (Make sure to check out gthumb in F21, not F20. You wouldn't know they
> were the same app due to the huge changes.) Image Viewer, in contrast,
> is a simple app for just previewing images, which is a different
> purpose, but I think gthumb can also serve this purpose just as well
> while looking nicer.
> There are other options, of course, which I am less fond
> * Remove Image Viewer. (Shotwell remains.)
> * Make Image Viewer the default image viewer. (Shotwell remains.)
> Either of these would be more sensible than keeping Image
Viewer if it
> is not the default image viewer.
> GNOME Photos is notably not one of the apps we're
> been told it's not ready yet.
Image viewers and photo managers are two separate applications for
cases. The first is an essential tool for an operating system
and usually launched from other programs, like the file manager or e-mail
client, while a photo manager doesn't seem essential anymore given Fedora
Workstation's target audience.
With regards to image previews I'd like to bring up the
sushi utility. That
would seem to provide the bare minimum reqs for a previewer, and doesn't
require a new "app" to open. The only issue with it is that the utility
itself is so hidden. Dolphin offers a nice way to preview files with their
third panel, so, perhaps, something similar might be arranged with Nautilus
in the long term?
Your second point is one that I was about to mention myself. Photo
management seems like pointless bloat for a development environment,
especially when install is so easy. The lack of such an app seems unlikely
to halt a typical development task, and that criteria seems the only