Package Details: quickviewer 1.1.8-2

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Package Base: quickviewer
Description: An image/comic viewer application
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Licenses: GPL3, custom:unRAR
Submitter: amunkres
Maintainer: amunkres
Last Packager: amunkres
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2019-02-23 14:46 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-03-20 22:58 (UTC)

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amunkres commented on 2022-03-20 23:54 (UTC) (edited on 2022-03-20 23:55 (UTC) by amunkres)


Just now, I updated the PKGBUILD to fix that build error (by changing the VCS source URLs' schemas from "git" to "git+https"), along with two other build errors (both of which required changes to the actual source code).

However... another comic book reader program that I recommend using is yacreader, for these reasons:

  • yacreader supports PDF files (which quickviewer doesn't seem to), and seems to use much less RAM than mcomix does when reading PDFs.
  • I've experienced some crash/hang problems in quickviewer (for example, when using the "Show Folder" pane to navigate to a directory that contains a file of some kind that triggers a bug in quickviewer).
  • From looking at the "Release Builds" that quickviewer's upstream developer has released on GitHub, it seems like they haven't been compiling it (nor testing it, presumably) for any platform other than Windows recently. (The most recent release that has any Linux and/or Mac OS X builds available there seems to be 1.1.1, which was released on 2018-07-29.) And if you look at the PKGBUILD, you can see that it was necessary to make many changes from the upstream sources (to both the build harness and the actual C++ source code; it's up to 12 patch files in total by now) in order to get it to build successfully as an Arch package.

oriba commented on 2022-03-20 18:18 (UTC) (edited on 2022-03-20 18:21 (UTC) by oriba)

Could not build the package:

==> Retrieving sources...
fatal: remote error: 
  The unauthenticated git protocol on port 9418 is no longer supported.
Please see for more information.
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading quickviewer git repo

KurtKurt commented on 2020-11-28 12:18 (UTC)

Just tried again. Did a fresh build from AUR. Some problem.

I right click the cbz file and open with quickviewer and get the usual failure

"Image file not found. Can't be opened"

Tried from the command line and get no errors in the terminal but get the same error in the application.

Again the file opens fine with okular. Happens with all my .cbz files and all open OK in okular.

cbr files work fine.

amunkres commented on 2020-11-28 00:08 (UTC)

Just now, I tried viewing a file named "temptestfile.cbz" (which was a ZIP file containing PNG images) using the 1.1.8-1 version, and it seemed to work OK.

Additional notes: the way I opened the file was to open the directory-browsing left panel (e.g. press F4, or go to the "Folder" menu in the menu-bar and choose "Show Folder" there), then use it to navigate to the directory containing the CBZ file, and then click on the file (in the list of files displayed in the left-panel) -- this should make it display the CBZ file's first page in the right panel. Then you can hide the directory-browsing left panel (e.g. press F4 again), and then switch into full-screen mode (e.g. press F11, or go to the "View" menu in the menu-bar and choose "Fullscreen" there).

Be warned, though: I've previously encountered an apparent bug where files contained in a directory can cause problems if you navigate to that directory in the directory-browsing left panel. (In particular, it seems like navigating to a directory containing PDF files can cause the program to hang.)

KurtKurt commented on 2020-08-04 07:47 (UTC)

I cannot open cbz files with this. I get "Image file not found. Can't be opened"

The same file opens OK in okular. cbr work OK.