[Thunar-dev] PDF Thumbnailer

Erlend Davidson E.R.M.Davidson at sms.ed.ac.uk
Sun Aug 5 00:54:13 CEST 2007

Mathias Brodala wrote:
> Hi Erlend.
> Erlend Davidson, 05.08.2007 00:08:
>> I want to include a simple PDF thumbnailer for thunar, which uses 
>> ImageMagick.  I know there is already one, but it depends on evince 
>> being installed which would require a number of gnome libraries - not 
>> everyone wants to do this, especially not for a simple thumbnail.
> Just as a note: Evince can be built without GNOME libraries but just pure GTK. I
> for myself use this variant without problems.
Are you running Gentoo?  If so are you referring to the "gnome" 
use-flag?  This only turns of nautilus filesystem support, evince still 
depends on the gnome-icon-theme which drags in any dependencies.  
Otherwise, how are you installing evince?

Evince is just the main example, the problem still exists with totem and 
ffmpeg-thumbnailer.  Also it would be nice to have the priorities so 
people can have multiple thumbnailers for the same format - the fastest 
(by priority) being chosen when TryExec is found.



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