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Re: Clairification - was [Re: Desktop Background Bites the Dust]




On 05/29/2017 01:19 PM, Brian wrote:
> On Sat 27 May 2017 at 19:13:25 +0100, Brian wrote:
> 
>> On Sat 27 May 2017 at 09:52:45 -0500, David Wright wrote:
>>
>>> On Sat 27 May 2017 at 12:32:06 (+0100), Brian wrote:
>>>> On Fri 26 May 2017 at 17:57:40 -0500, Michael Milliman wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> And actually, the --no-xinerama flag is not needed, at least on my
>>>>> system.  I use feh --bg-fill ... and it works just fine.  Of course,
>>>>> that is a very limited (and safe) usage of feh.  I don't think it wise
>>>>> to use it for anything much more (IMHO).
>>>>
>>>> Surprising after all these years that feh is now revealed as an unsafe
>>>> image viewer.
>>>
>>> Wow, I didn't realise I'd participated in a revelation.
>>
>> It happens all the time on -user. :)
> 
> Fancy another one?
> 
> There are legitimate concerns about aspects of feh's behaviour, not
> sufficient as yet to prevent my recommending it, but the topic prompted
> a bit of exploring. So I took a look at Debian's sxiv in Stretch.
> 
> sxiv is somewhat similar to feh. It has an installed size a third of
> feh's (an advantage?) and is fast at rendering and responsive. Nothing
> scientific, but thumbnails (without caching) seem to render quicker than
> feh does it. One can easily switch between thumbnail view and picture
> display. The upstream developer is also active, which is never a bad
> thing.
> 
> Downsides? Definitely. But this post is an advocacy one for those Debian
> users who just want to view their pictures without installing tons of
> GNOME dependencies or like to be able to configure things for their
> particular use case.
> 
> I am now torn between feh and sxiv. That is the problem with threads
> like this, which promote delving into available packages and having to
> make a choice. :)
> 
For me, though, the important aspect is will sxiv change the desktop
background like feh will? I have been following this thread closely
since opening it and have learned quit a bit.  I agree an active
upstream is always a good thing.  And I admit, I am concerned about some
of what has been reported of feh's behavior, though most of that
behavior is inconsequential in my use case.


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