[Thunar-dev] PDF Thumbnailer

Mathias Brodala info at noctus.net
Sun Aug 5 01:05:27 CEST 2007

Hi Erlend.

Erlend Davidson, 05.08.2007 00:54:
> Mathias Brodala wrote:
>> 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?

No, Debian.

> 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.

Not here. The GTK version of Evince drops the dependency on some GNOME libs.
Neither version depends on the gnome-icon-theme. I made a diff of the
dependencies for lookup. (Weird, I know, but the easiest way to represent this.)

> Otherwise, how are you installing evince?

# apt-get install evince-gtk

> 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.

Of course, no doubt about this.

Regards, Mathias

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