II Fórum GNOME in Brazil and EOG UI rework

I’ll attend II Forum GNOME this year. It’s the first event I attend as a GNOME dev, this is nice. I’ll give a talk about GNOME Desktop present and future. Probably I’ll talk about the current desktop features, perfomance efforts, potential new modules and some other interesting stuff that some other GNOME hacker suggests. :-)

Tim Ney, Germán Póo Caamaño, and Sandino Flores will be there too. It’ll be nice to meet other GNOME people. Actually, I never personally met anyone from GNOME. I think the Forum could have more hacking activities. There are just a few people here in Brazil directly involved with GNOME development. We need to get more brazilian contributors through hacklabs and workshops. Another problem is that no one here knows about the event. A serious communication problem.

EOG UI Rework
Well, I started the EOG UI rework that is part of our plans for 2.14. I didn’t finish it yet but here is a screenshot (with one of the awesome Garrett LeSage’s photos):

Evince-like UI for EOG

I’m thinking about moving the Image Information side pane to a separate dialog. The current side pane takes too much space and there are too many EXIF data to show in a litle space. This dialog would have an image thumbnail, the EXIF data and next/prev/close buttons for easy navigation through images. I know dialogs sucks but the current approach is ugly. Discussion about this issue is taking place here. Comments?

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Lucas Rocha is just a brazilian guy who loves hacking and music. He lives in the frozen lands of Finland with his lovely wife Carol. He works for Nokia in the development of Hildon and Maemo. In his free time, he's a happy GNOME contributor. He has a mustache, a beard and big smile in his face.

8 thoughts on “II Fórum GNOME in Brazil and EOG UI rework”

  1. Why not split the interesting EXIF info out from the boring crap? I guess there’s about five EXIF tags most people are ever likely to be interested in, just displaying those would be less annoying than displaying _everything_…

  2. display the 3-4 most important exif tags painted over the picture in an optional half-translucent box. an extra window is a very bad idea IMHO.

  3. Hi Lucas,

    I really like the work you are doing here. I certainly agree that the exif data should be removed, and I hope that the side-panel is removed as well.

    I never find myself using the side panel, but I always find myself having to resize the window because it makes viewing images impractical.

    Keep up the good work,


  4. Wouldn’t it make more sense to divert efforts into improving the image-viewing capabilities of Evince, to make it more like an OSX Preview kind of app? I was hoping Evince would make EOG go away :/

  5. > I was hoping Evince would make EOG go away

    You really should talk to the Evince developers. Their plans are much more tightly focussed and they are not behind the blue skies strategy of a Universal Document Viewer. I know because I asked them.

    EoG is not going away. Even if other applications like Evince or Gthumb could do similar things to EoG there would still be room for a simple straight-forward Image Viewer.

    I have various ideas about how things might proceed and I will try and comment on the bug report.

  6. hey sweet job! the forward, previous commands are just what the doctor ordered! anyways, any plans to make a slideshow option?

  7. I’ve just been using EOG in 2.13.3 and I’m very impressed. The new UI is much nicer.
    I’d just like to put my “me too” in for displaying the top EXIF tags (aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, date, focal length and possibly camera and metering modes) and moving away the current “side bar”.
    Really great work… thanks!

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