For this new release the code has been completely rewritten and NeonView was ported to GTK+ 3. There is a rather big list of changes, some of the most important including a completely redesigned interface, two sidebar panels for thumbnail previews and image information, rewritten code for parsing the config file, redesigned settings window, and a whole bunch of new fixes and improvements. Of course, since NeonView was ported to GTK+ 3 and the code was rewritten, there are still many bugs present, which should be triaged by the time 0.8.1 will arrive. Please report any bugs found in the comments below.
Here’s how 0.8.0 looks like in GNOME 3:
Codename: Ancistrus – NeonView in KDE4
The left panel provides thumbnail previews of the images in the current directory:
The right panel shows image information:
NeonView thrives for simplicity, and its goal is to always keep a clean, simple interface. The Tools menu allows to show or hide the toolbar, status bar and the two panels:
The Settings window has been redesigned too:
And here’s a list of the most important changes:
- completely rewritten, ported to GTK+ 3
- added two side panels: thumbnail previews and image info
- added possibility to show or hide the panels, the taskbar and the status bar
- redesigned interface, redesigned settings window
- improved parsing and handling of the config file
- now has support for all formats handled by GdkPixbuf (about 30 formats)
For the complete changelog, take a look here.
Please keep in mind that this is work still in development and has some bugs, it would be of much help to try this and give me all the feedback you can.
For the binary package, just untar it and copy the neonview executable anywhere on your hard disk. To compile the source tarball, you need the GTK+ 3 development libraries, make and gcc (sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-dev build-essential should do it in Ubuntu, Mint and such). Next type make && sudo make install in the source directory.