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xv is deprecated?!?

xv is deprecated?!?

Posted Apr 21, 2011 4:01 UTC (Thu) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
Parent article: FVWM 2.6: A new release for a venerable window manager

Well, yes, I had heard some such rot. But I have not found any basic image viewer which starts up so quickly nor is so fast and easy to use. It even allows for basic editing such as crop and rotate. The alternatives I have tried are so sluggish and overloaded by comparison that I wonder how the authors and users can be satisfied.


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xv is deprecated?!?

Posted Apr 21, 2011 7:26 UTC (Thu) by ThomasAdam (subscriber, #57986) [Link]

I certainly wouldn't consider "xv" deprecated, either.

xv is deprecated?!?

Posted Apr 21, 2011 14:00 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

Regardless of whether it is deprecated or not, the default or sample configuration files should be updated to not to refer to that or Netscape. Those aren't what users are likely to use anymore.

xv is deprecated?!?

Posted Jan 5, 2012 2:22 UTC (Thu) by roelofs (guest, #2599) [Link]

I certainly wouldn't consider "xv" deprecated, either.

While it's as useful as it ever was--in part due to the relative lack of bloat, which means it has been able to take advantage of hardware advances and not appear to be "just keeping up"--there are two big reasons why it's generally considered deprecated: (1) it's source-available shareware, not true open-source software (much less Free/Libre software), and (2) its original/primary author abandoned it long ago and, so far, has proven unwilling or uninterested to ease the license restrictions so that it might grow into a real open-source application.

I (and others) have created increasingly unwieldy patchsets for it--search freshmeat/freecode for "XV Jumbo Patches" for mine--but it's pretty hard to stay interested when the license reserves pretty much everything to the original author, including even the right to distributed patched sources.

[And apologies to all for the ridiculously delayed response. New job. ;-) ]

Greg

xv is deprecated?!?

Posted Apr 22, 2011 7:56 UTC (Fri) by jezuch (subscriber, #52988) [Link]

I think KDE's Kuickshow was close enough. Unfortunately, it was abandoned in KDE4 in favour of Gwenview, which is as overloaded as any other picture so-called-viewer.

Sometimes progress can be very disappointing ;)

xv is deprecated?!?

Posted Apr 22, 2011 13:49 UTC (Fri) by valhalla (subscriber, #56634) [Link]

Have you ever tried feh (http://feh.finalrewind.org/)? It is quick to start, simple and generally lightweight.

xv is deprecated?!?

Posted May 15, 2011 15:43 UTC (Sun) by MichaelGrosser (guest, #74929) [Link]

I am a loyal fan of xv too. It is simply the best image viewer I know.

I also tested some other image viewers such as feh. After the tests,
I considered feh as entirely unacceptable, because it modified my
viewed pictures without asking me. So, feh is not a viewer but a
dangerous modifier.

xv is deprecated?!?

Posted Jan 6, 2012 8:01 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

qiv is a decent replacement. It rotates but doesn't crop. Could hardly be faster.

Always pass -t. Also, hitting 'a' to move pic to .qiv-select and 'd' to move it to .qiv-trash can be quick and handy.


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