The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers
Posted Mar 23, 2004 23:37 UTC (Tue) by vblum
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers
I thought the problem with xv was that the author, out of protest against Unisys' (expired) LZW patent, had stopped all development. His anger was directed at the fact that Unisys had sent him an invoice for royalties for the gif format.
I hope my memory is not failing me, else this is all a bunch of hogwash. If I remember this right, then we owe the absence of xv to Unisys. Of course, a truly free application could be forked even now, long after the original author lost interest.
Second to Last: I seem to recall that Mosfet's applications, for a while, had a superb reputation - pixie? is it still around? is it the right app type?
Last: The Gimp is all nice and well, but as long a I can't figure out how to _draw_ a simple, silly circle on a canvas other than free hand, it is something of a failure regarding usability.
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