Tybstar: I don't agree with the idea of rewriting EOG in Python. My main concern is that it will use way more memory than it does.

I quickly brought the discussion on #gnome-hackers, and some did argue that it will be still less that most panel applets, but no. That is not a good argument as panel applets have to be fixed, we all know that. The thing is that currently we can't run GNOME in 128MB without painfull swapping. This is not a Python specific problem, it is a runtime problem, it it applies to any interpreted or VM based language like Perl, Mono, Java...

Sure Python help you code faster, but it might not help having GNOME use less resource, hardware resources are not cheap.

That said, I'm not the maintainer, but I just wanted to give my opinion for what it is worth.