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Ikke
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Post by Ikke » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:44 am

This download dates from 14th of January. When is an update due?

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Post by peter723pan » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:42 am

Finally an unicode supported viewer.
I'm so eager to see the new test version.

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Post by xnview » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:21 pm

Ikke wrote:This download dates from 14th of January. When is an update due?
I was not able to work on it, i start again development next week!
Pierre.

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Post by Ikke » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:22 am

xnview wrote:I was not able to work on it, i start again development next week!
Great :) And not being able to work on programming is something I know as well. Too many other obligations interfering with creating new versions.

Thanks in advance, and I'm looking forward to testing it out.

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Post by mk53 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:37 am

I am still waiting and hoping to see a version for my macbook.

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Post by okapi » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:35 am

Are there any news regarding development...?

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Post by xnview » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:12 am

okapi wrote:Are there any news regarding development...?
I've started again the develoment, since january i wasn't able to work on it :-(
Pierre.

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Post by mk53 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:02 am

Thank you very much for getting back on it. This is good news. I am eager to see it working.

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Post by mostly harmless » Thu May 22, 2008 11:20 am

Any considerations on open sourcing XnView?

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Post by okapi » Thu May 29, 2008 3:20 pm

I'm getting the feeling that the development of XnView MP is going to take a much longer time than expected.

As for the linux world, it's interesting, that even the image viewer gqview (no development since 2006, but for me, still the best image viewer for linux (fast, reliable, RAW-support, color management support) seems to have got an successor/fork named "gqviewE", which hopefully will survive and be further developed.

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Post by JohnFredC » Thu May 29, 2008 3:38 pm

Design decisions made early in the implementation of software can directly influence the labor needed later to incorporate functionality not anticipated at the beginning. This is particularly true for GUI enhancements. As a developer, I've learned this the hard way over the years.

Currently there are many outstanding UI enhancement requests (for XnView) that may be particularly difficult to graft onto (ie implement in) a "legacy" system such as the current version.

XnView MP represents an opportunity for Pierre to "start from scratch" with the core XnView architecture, especially for the user interface.

At least I'm hoping this is true. In the long run, a generalized, data-driven, and modular internal architecture for XnView MP would make it easier to maintain and enhance. ...and as usual I have many ideas about such as design. ;)

My point is: such a "proper" implementation of XnView MP should take quite a while to build.
John

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Post by xnview » Thu May 29, 2008 4:47 pm

JohnFredC wrote: XnView MP represents an opportunity for Pierre to "start from scratch" with the core XnView architecture, especially for the user interface.
Yes :-), i try to do my best to be able to change quickly UI, and be very flexible...

And i work again on MP version since 1 month onyl...
(I'll put a version for windows next week)
Pierre.

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Post by JohnFredC » Thu May 29, 2008 5:03 pm

Hi Pierre...

Is it OK to post suggestions here? I have some ideas about modularity, especially with regard to dialogs.
John

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Post by helmut » Thu May 29, 2008 7:02 pm

JohnFredC wrote:Hi Pierre...

Is it OK to post suggestions here? I have some ideas about modularity, especially with regard to dialogs.
This topic is pretty long, already. I guess it's a good idea to create individual topics.

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Post by oops66 » Thu May 29, 2008 8:17 pm

Thanks for this information Michael.
Gqview is very interesting, I especially like the high zoom level behavior and settings (4 choise), and even the Hyper mode is pretty fast.
It will be very interesting to also have these settings into XnviewMP.
I suggest to Pierre and others users to test them and to give feedbacks.

Edit/Preferences/setting/image/zoom/ quality:
Nearest (worst but fastest)
Tiles
Bilinear
Hyper (best but slowest)

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