I’ve received some emails from people interested in helping on EOG
development. EOG is a very nice project to start contributing (in the
GNOME context) because it’s a simple and useful application. I’ve
written the plans and related tasks for Eog-Ng on this wiki page.
EOG is old in many senses: its code, its look. In the last two release cycles EOG received a lot of love and some very-wanted features were implemented. However, there’s a need to rethink about the future of EOG in terms of its code (deep refactoring/recoding needed) and features. There are some design problems in the current code which are seriously affecting EOG’s stability. Eog-Ng is a branch which aims to agregate all development work related to what we want from EOG from now on. Eog-Ng main goal is to maintain a very solid and stable core with the very basic feature of an image viewer but with support for some extensibility
For everyone interested: contributions are always welcome! Follow the general instructions on Eog-Ng page, assign yourself to one or more tasks, discuss the solution where applicable and hands on code!
Give some love to EOG today and have a better GNOME image viewer
tomorrow! Let’s make EOG rock your world!