rawhide report: 20060110 changes [extras packages moved to core]

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Wed Jan 11 16:53:12 UTC 2006

On Mer 11 janvier 2006 16:17, Christopher Aillon wrote:
> On 01/11/2006 06:04 AM, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> There is one *BIG* difference between gthumb and f-spot
>> gthumb can be used for casual browsing/manipulation of any directory
>> containing image files
>> f-spot can not - in insists in importing/pre-processing ever picture
>> directory before making it available. So it's more a centralised picture
>> management app
>> Till f-spot gets a "casual browsing mode" it's not a real gthumb
>> replacement
> You're assuming that a directory viewer (which we already have in
> nautilus, though it is not targeted to just images) is more valuable to
> the image user than a centralized app.

I'm saying those are two different usage pattern, so "replacing" one with
the other is a mistake.

If F-Spot covered all major gthumb use case there wouldn't be a problem.
As matter stands, it doesn't.

(and no when I growse someone else's usb/flash/cd I don't want to import
everything in a central db then delete what I don't need. I want to browse
first to check if there is something really worth it, and then maybe
import some parts of this archive.)

Most users do not interact only with their own photo storage. They
interact with those of their family, friends, etc. F-Spot assumes there is
only one photo archive which is plain wrong.

> If you want to
> browse file/directory structures, use nautilus.  Gthumb isn't that good
> of a nautilus replacement anyway.

nautilus is next to useless for photo browsing. Like it's next to useless
for musinc browsing. For generic file management it's ok. The helix demos
were interesting, but who ever used the nautilus views in everyday life ?

Nicolas Mailhot

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