XnView Multi Platform - alpha 0.001

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XnView Multi Platform - alpha 0.001

Postby xnview » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:43 am

Here is the first demo of my new project "XnView MP" (XnView Multi Platform) that will replace current "XnView for *nix" & "XnView for MacOSX".

Currently you have a basic browser with a basic viewer, DB caching, labels & colors editing, ...

I wasn't able to find time to work on this project last month, but next 3 months will be for it!

My first goal is to have the same features as current "XnView for *nix" with some features of XnView win 1.92

Key features (final version):
* Same features as XnView 1.92
* Unicode support
* Internal 16/32 bits per component support
* Easier handling of native language support (text based files)
* Better database

You can download XnView MP alpha 0.001 here:
MacOSX: ftp://ftp2.xnview.com/xnview/misc/XnViewMP-mac.tgz
Linux: ftp://ftp2.xnview.com/xnview/misc/XnViewMP-linux.tgz
Windows: ftp://ftp2.xnview.com/xnview/misc/XnViewMP-win.zip

Please note that this alpha version's purpose is to give you a first impression. Please do not report bugs, yet.
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Re: XnView Multi OS - alpha 0.001

Postby oops66 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:32 am

It is a nice new project, that sound good !
Congratulations for this good idea.
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many thanks

Postby Tornado » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:41 pm

great news,

installed it on Mac and as the next Os on ubuntu - great stuff, many thanks

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Postby helmut » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:53 pm

Good stuff, Pierre! Unicode support and easier translation using textual language files will open new opportunities. Keep up the excellent work! :-)
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Postby Dreamer » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:24 am

Thank you Pierre, it looks very nice.
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Good start and…

Postby Clo » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:21 am

:arrow: Pierre

:) Hello !

• Indeed, a good start to a new design ! Thanks !
- A hitch at the captions of the thumbnails for my short succinct try :

    Image

- However, the transparency IS rendered, and the look is better than the current 1.92…
• With a second try, bad trick from Win :
Error message telling that the app. can't start because the QtCore4.dll is not found !
- I copied the two DLLs of the package from the dir. into <Windows\System32> then that worked again…
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:arrow: helmut

• Hi !
…Unicode support and easier translation using textual language files will open new opportunities. …

• It's indeed a nice test bench to change the current language-system, I support strongly !
- Paul-“Ouistiti” and I thought to propose a prototype to start that, but since we have this one…

:mrgreen: KR - G.
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Postby xnview » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:40 am

helmut wrote:easier translation using textual language files will open new opportunities.

No, it's not textual language file, but there is a program with QT to translate on the fly the sentences.
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Horrible !

Postby Clo » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:04 am

:arrow: Pierre

:( :( :( Too bad. You miss an opportunity to experiment and save time…
- Finally, I guess I'll die without seeing text files…
… but there is a program with QT to translate on the fly the sentences

- These thingies spread-sheet_like and similar are a mast in the b** !
- I gave up the translation of several programmes because that…

:mrgreen: R
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New Version for Mac and Unix

Postby pettefar » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:42 am

I am waiting with baited breath... I really enjoy using XnView. The old version is great. I use it on Solaris and Mac OSX.

Keep up the excellent work. Kudos to you!

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Postby vlada » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:04 pm

Hi,
I wanted to try the Linux version, but I'm getting this error:
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xnview: error while loading shared libraries: libQtGui.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


I extracted the archive to /bin and the file libQtGui.so.4 is present there. What did I wrong?
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Postby marsh » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:45 pm

vlada wrote:Hi,
I wanted to try the Linux version, but I'm getting this error:
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xnview: error while loading shared libraries: libQtGui.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


I extracted the archive to /bin and the file libQtGui.so.4 is present there. What did I wrong?

I extracted it into a user directory, and successfully launched it with this command: "sh xnview.sh"
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Postby ouistiti » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:26 pm

:arrow: Pierre

When simply opening a folder that contains a *.DNG image-file, the programme crashes immediately
with the lovely usual Bill's message…
Sample available Here
Note : These .DNG files work OK in 1.92

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The important thing is not to convince, but to incite to think.

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Confirmed, and…

Postby Clo » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:36 pm

:arrow: ouistiti

:) Hello Paul !

Confirmed here under Win XP-Pro SP1 (FR).
Note : These .DNG files work OK in 1.92

• Right, same here, no problem with 1.92

Aside : The sorting of the tree is a pain in the neck currently, it places the folders which the names begin
with an accented character at the end of each root-dir. :|

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Postby XnTriq » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:00 am

I have to admit that I didn't know what to expect, when Pierre first announced his plans for a cross-platform version of XnView. I immediately thought of Inkscape's GTK-based interface, which I'm not very fond of.
Even after realizing that Pierre had chosen to go the QT route, I remained sceptical: Versions 4, 5 and 6 of Photoshop Elements, which were “built using Trolltech development tools”, won't run on Windows 2000.

But now that I've had a chance to test-drive this early alpha, all my doubts have evaporated like morning dew! :mrgreen:

Forum references:Trolltech:
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Postby Schattenreiter » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:35 pm

Great! Thanks, Pierre! :D


For me, Alpha 0.001 works under: MacMini-PPC/OSX10.4.11

Does NOT work under: iBook-PPC/OSX10.3.9//crashes immediately upon double-clicking the icon


Addition: The option-bars "FILE" dialogue appears to be empty (nothing to choose from). Is that correct?

The nag: The sidebars feel a bit "bloated, with overall "wasted" space.

Regardless to that: Cool stuff! 8)
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