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Re: ITP: xzgv

On Sun, Feb 06, 2000 at 04:24:39PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > I intend to package xzgv, which is (basically) the X11 version of zgv
> > based on Gtk and Imlib.  The main "win" over EEyes is that it supports
> > the thumbnail format of xv, zgv and the Gimp; the main win over xv is
> > that it's free software; the main win over zgv is that it runs in X;
> > and the main win over the Gimp is that it doesn't swap as much ;-)
> So, uh, what advantage does it have over ImageMagick?
> It never ceases to amaze me how many people use xv when ImageMagick is a
> perfectly fine (and free) alternative.

ImageMagick uses a hell of a lot more memory than a plain viewer such as
qiv or xzgv.  also xzgv I believe has some crude file management functions
(something I miss in qiv..)  Both being imlib-based, if xzgv can do
fullscreen display and image scaling, I'm likely to give up qiv.

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