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Old 04-23-2008, 07:10 AM
ubuntu4fun
 
Default Wrong default image browser

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: xubuntu-default-settings

1. I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron RC with all the updates available
installed.

2. Packages important in this case are as follows: Xfce 4 Desktop Environment
version 4.4.2 (Xfce 4.4), GIMP 2.4.5, ristretto 0.0.18.

3. After fresh install and updating the system I wanted to view some of my photos.
It is obvious that if someone wants to browse some pictures/photos/wallpapers etc. the image viewer should be used to open this type of files as a default app. Users wants most often to VIEW the image file, not to EDIT them.


4. When I tried to open a first photo (JPG) in the folder the photo was opened with the GIMP Image Editor, not with the ristretto 0.0.18 the image viewer. I don't know if such a bug exist also for other graphic file formats but it definitely takes place for JPG files.

This bug is very annoying especially when you want to browse a folder
with a lot of pictures. A picture is opened with the gimp image EDITOR,
you have to wait when all the GIMP extensions are loaded and waste your
time. Every single image has to be opened manually, you can't easy open
the next image with the GIMP.

Solution:
Immediately replace default application to open images with the image VIEWER not with the image EDITOR.


BTW:
Ristretto 0.0.18 - "a fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment" seems to be in early stage of the development. When I browsed a folder containing 31 photos with Ristretto the memory usage reached up to 111,5 MB (!) when browsing files very fast. Is this really LIGHTWEIGHT picture-viewer?

I decided to download GPicView 0.1.9 from GetDeb.net to take a deeper look at the problem.
( http://www.getdeb.net/search.php?keywords=GPicView )

It is said at the GetDeb.net website: "GPicView is a simple and fast
image viewer with low memory usage. This little program is not aimed to
be powerful or feature-rich. It's aimed to replace the default image
viewer of current desktop systems. Fast-startup, low memory usage, and
simple user interface make it a good choice for default viewer. "

While browsing the same folder of photos with GPicView the average
memory usage was about 21.4 MB (started from 19 MB and sometimes reached
36 MB). How can you compare 111,5 MB with 36 MB?

I think these bugs should be fixed BEFORE the final Hardy LTS release.

Thanks.

** Affects: xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Importance: Undecided
Status: New

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[Bug 220899] [NEW] [Hardy] Wrong default image browser
From: ubuntu4fun <K2Osuchowski@gmail.com>
 
Old 04-23-2008, 07:18 AM
ubuntu4fun
 
Default Wrong default image browser

** Description changed:

Binary package hint: xubuntu-default-settings

1. I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron RC with all the updates available
installed.

2. Packages important in this case are as follows: Xfce 4 Desktop Environment
version 4.4.2 (Xfce 4.4), GIMP 2.4.5, ristretto 0.0.18.

3. After fresh install and updating the system I wanted to view some of my photos.
It is obvious that if someone wants to browse some pictures/photos/wallpapers etc. the image viewer should be used to open this type of files as a default app. Users wants most often to VIEW the image file, not to EDIT them.


4. When I tried to open a first photo (JPG) in the folder the photo was opened with the GIMP Image Editor, not with the ristretto 0.0.18 the image viewer. I don't know if such a bug exist also for other graphic file formats but it definitely takes place for JPG files.

This bug is very annoying especially when you want to browse a folder
with a lot of pictures. A picture is opened with the gimp image EDITOR,
you have to wait when all the GIMP extensions are loaded and waste your
time. Every single image has to be opened manually, you can't easy open
the next image with the GIMP.

Solution:
Immediately replace default application to open images with the image VIEWER not with the image EDITOR.


BTW:
Ristretto 0.0.18 - "a fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment" seems to be in early stage of the development. When I browsed a folder containing 31 photos with Ristretto the memory usage reached up to 111,5 MB (!) when browsing files very fast. Is this really LIGHTWEIGHT picture-viewer?

I decided to download GPicView 0.1.9 from GetDeb.net to take a deeper look at the problem.
( http://www.getdeb.net/search.php?keywords=GPicView )

- It is said at the GetDeb.net website: "GPicView is a simple and fast
- image viewer with low memory usage. This little program is not aimed to
- be powerful or feature-rich. It's aimed to replace the default image
- viewer of current desktop systems. Fast-startup, low memory usage, and
- simple user interface make it a good choice for default viewer. "
+ It is said at the GetDeb.net website: "GPicView is a simple and fast image viewer with low memory usage. This little program is not aimed to be powerful or feature-rich. It's aimed to replace the default image viewer of current desktop systems. Fast-startup, low memory usage, and simple user interface make it a good choice for default viewer. " In addition this image browser has minimal lib dependency: only pure GTK+ is used
+ (have a look at: http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php/GPicView ).

While browsing the same folder of photos with GPicView the average
memory usage was about 21.4 MB (started from 19 MB and sometimes reached
36 MB). How can you compare 111,5 MB with 36 MB?

I think these bugs should be fixed BEFORE the final Hardy LTS release.

Thanks.

** Description changed:

Binary package hint: xubuntu-default-settings

1. I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron RC with all the updates available
installed.

2. Packages important in this case are as follows: Xfce 4 Desktop Environment
version 4.4.2 (Xfce 4.4), GIMP 2.4.5, ristretto 0.0.18.

3. After fresh install and updating the system I wanted to view some of my photos.
It is obvious that if someone wants to browse some pictures/photos/wallpapers etc. the image viewer should be used to open this type of files as a default app. Users wants most often to VIEW the image file, not to EDIT them.


4. When I tried to open a first photo (JPG) in the folder the photo was opened with the GIMP Image Editor, not with the ristretto 0.0.18 the image viewer. I don't know if such a bug exist also for other graphic file formats but it definitely takes place for JPG files.

This bug is very annoying especially when you want to browse a folder
with a lot of pictures. A picture is opened with the gimp image EDITOR,
you have to wait when all the GIMP extensions are loaded and waste your
time. Every single image has to be opened manually, you can't easy open
the next image with the GIMP.

Solution:
Immediately replace default application to open images with the image VIEWER not with the image EDITOR.


BTW:
Ristretto 0.0.18 - "a fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment" seems to be in early stage of the development. When I browsed a folder containing 31 photos with Ristretto the memory usage reached up to 111,5 MB (!) when browsing files very fast. Is this really LIGHTWEIGHT picture-viewer?

I decided to download GPicView 0.1.9 from GetDeb.net to take a deeper look at the problem.
( http://www.getdeb.net/search.php?keywords=GPicView )

It is said at the GetDeb.net website: "GPicView is a simple and fast image viewer with low memory usage. This little program is not aimed to be powerful or feature-rich. It's aimed to replace the default image viewer of current desktop systems. Fast-startup, low memory usage, and simple user interface make it a good choice for default viewer. " In addition this image browser has minimal lib dependency: only pure GTK+ is used
(have a look at: http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php/GPicView ).

While browsing the same folder of photos with GPicView the average
memory usage was about 21.4 MB (started from 19 MB and sometimes reached
36 MB). How can you compare 111,5 MB with 36 MB?

- I think these bugs should be fixed BEFORE the final Hardy LTS release.
+ I think these bugs should be fixed BEFORE the final Hardy LTS (!)
+ release.

Thanks.

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Old 04-23-2008, 07:28 PM
Eero Tamminen
 
Default Wrong default image browser

> Ristretto the memory usage reached up to 111,5 MB

How this was measured?

(about most relevant figure is the "Writable" column in the gnome-
system-monitor)

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:58 PM
ubuntu4fun
 
Default Wrong default image browser

I used GNOME-system-monitor ("Memory" column).

To reproduce the bug You have to choose a folder with a lot of photos (a
single file in my case was about 2.2 MB on HDD) and start to browse very
fast. As for now there are serious memory leaks in Ristretto, but I hope
the project will be developed.

Any chance to fix it for Hardy?

I think that fixing the first bug (open images by image EDITOR by
default) doesn't require much effort and is very important for the LTS
(!) release.

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Old 04-27-2008, 09:55 AM
"Cody A.W. Somerville"
 
Default Wrong default image browser

** Changed in: xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Importance: Undecided => Medium
Status: New => Confirmed
Target: None => ubuntu-8.04.1

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Old 04-27-2008, 11:18 AM
ubuntu4fun
 
Default Wrong default image browser

BTW, I noticed also that ristretto doesn't open *.png files from its menu.
When you launch ristretto, and choose "open" from its menu, you can browse
through folders searching for image files, but ristretto can't open them
unless you launch Thunar and choose from right-click menu "open with
ristretto" option.

I wonder if choosing gThumb as a default image browser and organizer (like
in the latest Fedora) wouldn't be better solution for Xubuntu, wihich
actually doesn't have simple image editor nor organizer for the images.


2008/4/27 Cody A.W. Somerville <cody-somerville@ubuntu.com>:

> ** Changed in: xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Medium
> Status: New => Confirmed
> Target: None => ubuntu-8.04.1
>
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> [Hardy] Wrong default image browser
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/220899
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> of the bug.
>


** Attachment added: "unnamed"
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:12 PM
ubuntu4fun
 
Default Wrong default image browser

Here is a list of the gThumb features:

http://gthumb.sourceforge.net/features.html

The new development version 2.11 from svn is IMHO even better than Eye of
GNOME and F-Spot together, but it requires libopenrawgnome to be installed
on Hardy.

2008/4/27 <k2osuchowski@gmail.com>:

> BTW, I noticed also that ristretto doesn't open *.png files from its menu.
> When you launch ristretto, and choose "open" from its menu, you can browse
> through folders searching for image files, but ristretto can't open them
> unless you launch Thunar and choose from right-click menu "open with
> ristretto" option.
>
> I wonder if choosing gThumb as a default image browser and organizer (like
> in the latest Fedora) wouldn't be better solution for Xubuntu, wihich
> actually doesn't have simple image editor nor organizer for the images.
>
>
>
> 2008/4/27 Cody A.W. Somerville <cody-somerville@ubuntu.com>:
>
> ** Changed in: xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
> > Importance: Undecided => Medium
> > Status: New => Confirmed
> > Target: None => ubuntu-8.04.1
> >
> > --
> > [Hardy] Wrong default image browser
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/220899
> > You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> > of the bug.
> >
>
>


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