eog-ng becomes trunk

You’ve seen some cool development news in my blog about eog-ng branch, right? The good news is that last weekend I merged eog-ng in trunk as part of the GNOME 2.19/2.20 development cycle. This means that we have a solid, faster and more stable code in EOG from now on. Some highlights:

  • Feels faster and more stable (the application core has been totally rewritten and optimized in several ways. This means you will feel that EOG startup is much faster, it uses less memory and crashes much less)
  • New image collection pane (cleaned up to make it look nicer with a one-row view. By setting “hidden” gconf keys you can place the collection pane on any window side – top, bottom, left, right – and it can be resizable or not)
  • Toolbar in fullscreen
  • Image property dialog
  • “Open with” support to quickly images on other applications

Many/Special thanks to Claudio Saavedra and Felix Riemann for the important contributions to this new code. You rock my world guys!

Plans for 2.20

  • Editable toolbar
  • Printing for multiple images
  • Plugin system
  • Support for IPTC and XMP
  • General UI polishing, mostly in
    • Image collection pane
    • Image properties dialog
    • Preferences dialog
    • Error/warning feedback
  • More code refactoring
  • Bug fixing, bug fixing, bug fixing, …

Get Involved

You can find a list of bugs/tasks here (follow the instructions there):


As I always say: contributions are always welcome! Give some love to EOG today and have a better GNOME image viewer tomorrow! Let’s make EOG rock our 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.

7 thoughts on “eog-ng becomes trunk”

  1. Not often do I compile my apps from trunk (well, since Ubuntu anyways). This has me ready to break out a custom build.

    EOG has been one of my favorite gnome apps since it started getting some love a few releases back. Thank you, eog team!

  2. Awesome, EOG has always been a cracking app and I’m surprised it could be made even better.

    Cheers for the hard work!

  3. I’m sorry if this isn’t the proper request channel for Eog features, but I don’t know why in EOG one can’t rotate a picture so that it stays that way. In Windows, when I rotate a photo the app saves it in the new rotation, but Eog doesn’t alter it in any way.

    I was wondering if such a feature would be better when using rotation.


  4. Can’t thank you enough for all this great work. As an amateur photographer, EOG really comes in handy when sorting through photos. Thanks!

  5. One feature I am missing from OS X is cropping images.

    That is very handy sometimes!

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