Default Plugin


Here comes some screenshoots (Sorry for the bad editing) of the new Default plugin, it loads the thumbnail if it can, and if can’t then, it loads the default theme icon.

I’ll add some information below to se some properties of the file, like size, mime type and whatever you like!!

Next Steps in the development stage:

1. Add pause/play button to mp3 plugin

2. Try to develop mpg plugin

3. Solve cairo issues…

4. Who knows 😀

I hope you like it!!


First Release of New Preview



I’ve uploaded the first release of new preview, I call it gloobus-preview to differ from the old preview.

This is just a first version just for testing and find bugs!! there are not so many features but I hope to get the same funcitonality as I had with the old, but now, using more common libraries, reusing a lot of code, the new architecture is a lot better than the previous.

I’ve added a default plugin that will try to load any filetype, and show its default theme icon 🙂 there are still some errors but its really nice. This default plugin also search if there is a thumnail for the file (with gnome-thumbnail) and uses it :D, also really nice!!

You can download it from launchpad

I hope you enjoy it!

New Preview Progress

Hi Again!!

Progress in the new preview application!!

Now I can load MP3 and render text in a scrollable window, this text can be colored if a parser is used (I won’t do this by now, so if anyone of you wants… there is a plugin for osx quicklook that does it.. I just need a gtkbuffertext) i can be coded as a plugin.

When I have all this more stable I’ll post a developer guide on how to develop plugins, like I said now is very easy!!!! very very, for example, to develop a plugin that just shows an image (gimp, psd or whatever) the plugin must inhert the class iImage and develop the funciton GtkPixbuf * get_pixbuf(); easy as this!!

For a text, the same, just develop a plugin that inherts iText and has the a function GtkTextBuffer * get_text_buffer();

For Mp3.. well two more functions inhert class iMusic and have get_pixbuf(); play_music(), stop_music(), get_artist(), get_album()… do you get it?

Here you have the two screenshots:

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New Preview Application

Hi everybody!!

After a long period of time without working on gloobus (other projects I had to carry on), I’ve finally found time to work on it againt.

But there are a lot of surprises, first one: NEW PREVIEW APPLICATON!

I’ve decided to rewrite preview and use gtk cairo and maybe gtkglext, but here comes the problem.. the plugins must br rewrited as well for this new envoirment… anyway, anybody else than me has coded anythings so there will be no problem!

The benefiets, well, I hope a lot! less cpu and memory hungry (handled by gtk) easy plugin development!! yes, I hope that I can manage to create plugins without knowing opengl.

I’ve planned to create main classes, image, document, text, music, movie, and each class will ask for some specific functions to the plugins, these way, the plugins won’t have to handle the intereface issues, everything handled by preview funciton itself.

I’m still looking on how to bind a key to launch preview from nautilus.. if any of you know about or know someone who knows about…

I would like to give thanks to DBO and Cimi from gnome-do irc since they helped me a lot in how to start doing this new interface…

In a while I’ll post here about a new plugin called.. VisualID thanks to the collaboration of Joshua!!

you can start searching the web and see what is this about