While porting to Qt4/KDE 4, the Gwenview code has been refactored, and the user interface has been simplified. A few features and configuration options have been removed while other features have been added, for example, support for image resizing and cropping has been implemented.
If you follow my blog on Planet KDE, you have already seen some of these changes. But others have been done since my last post:
The main window now uses KUrlNavigator, the URL widget introduced by Dolphin and now available to all KDE applications.
We started displaying meta information, using the Exiv2 library. For now, meta information is only displayed in the sidebar, and the user interface is quite rough, but it will soon look better and you will be able to display meta information in fullscreen mode as well.
Speaking of fullscreen mode, the slideshow is now directly configurable from within fullscreen mode, as you can see.
For now, Gwenview 2 is still lacking some of the features of Gwenview 1.4. We hope to be able to implement most of them in time for KDE 4.0, but some will probably be postponed until KDE 4.1.