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History of XnView?

Post by jaqian » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:05 am

Is there a history of XnView anywhere?

When it was started?
Why it was started?
What was the first operating sysytem it worked on?

The Wikipedia article on XnView is a bit bare on details and I like to flesh it out a bit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xnview

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Re: Pierre - History of XnView?

Post by xnview » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:14 pm

jaqian wrote:Is there a history of XnView anywhere?
No i don't think, why are you interested?
When it was started?
The first line of code was in the format's library used by XnView, XnView pocket, NConvert, GFLSDK, ... on an Atari :-), perhaps in 1990. A first version of nconvert & nview was ported on Silicon workstation. And a first version of a nview with GUI (motif) was written in 1995. And finally on windows.
Why it was started?
I don't know :-P
What was the first operating sysytem it worked on?
SGI Irix + motif
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Re: Pierre - History of XnView?

Post by jaqian » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:07 pm

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jaqian wrote:Is there a history of XnView anywhere?
No i don't think, why are you interested?
Well I think XnView is a great program and I'm always interested in how these things come about.
Why it was started?
I don't know :-P
Was it a college project, did you have a lot of images that needed organising or did you see some other bit of software and said "I can improve on that?"

What was the first operating sysytem it worked on?
SGI Irix + motif
IRIX is an unusual OS, not very common I would think, what industry were you working in if you don't mind me asking. :)
  • *Were they (nview, nconvert) initially separate programs that you rolled into XnView?
    *What does the name Xnview mean?
    *You seem to be a big fan of unix would you ever consider releasing Xnview as Open Source?
    *Its a great program for organising photos, are you a photographer and do you have any time to yourself to take them after all the work you put into Xnview?
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Re: Pierre - History of XnView?

Post by XnTriq » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:30 pm

jaqian wrote:IRIX is an unusual OS, not very common I would think, what industry were you working in if you don't mind me asking. :)
Wikipedia (Requested articles/Biographies » Uncategorized » [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Biographies#G]G[/url]) wrote:Pierre-e Gougelet - (req. prior 2008-02-16) - author of one famous image organiser XnView - Is this name spelling correct? ***NOTABLE?***

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Post by jaqian » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:48 am

Thanks for that XnTriq interesting reading. Has he done any other interviews that you know of?
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