Eog-Ng: Putting Hightech Glasses on the Eye

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!

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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.

5 thoughts on “Eog-Ng: Putting Hightech Glasses on the Eye”

  1. One important thing we need to keep in mind: Just like with GEdit – we need something that starts up fast. Features are nice, but our small, simple utilities need to start up fast, because that sets the impression of the efficiency of the whole desktop.

  2. Tuomas is entirely right – startup speed, for an image viewer, is super important. In fact, speed all around is nice.. being able to quickly move in between images. I still use feh as my image viewer because it lets me rapidly move around with the mousewheel. I’d love to have a GTK/GDK based application be able to mimic the quickness of feh.. hopefully that is what eog-ng will turn into. I’ll be watching :)

  3. i’ts very good .
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