Eye of GNOME 2.19.2 is the second under-heavy-development release of Eye of GNOME in the direction of GNOME 2.20. This is a special release: it’s the first one that ships the new plugin system which allows developers to extend EOG’s UI and behavior. Of course, a lot of polishing is still needed but the possibilities are quite vast.
As usual, please, crash, play, use, crash again, extend EOG as much as you can. :-)
First EOG plugin
As a proof of concept for the plugin system, I wrote a very simple plugin which nicely integrates EOG and Postr.
Menu item added by the plugin.
Plugin manager in the Preferences dialog.
Three important notes about the screenshots and the plugin:
- I haven’t released the plugin code yet because it’s just a proof of concept thing. Now I need to write it the right way.
- The thumbnails pane in Eye of GNOME is using a patched GtkIconView which makes the selections much more visible.
- For those who use Postr, you probably saw something different in its UI. You’re right! I’ve made some improvements in the thumbnails pane. Ross already merged in the main repository.