ANNOUNCE: tumbler 0.1.27 released

Nick Schermer nick at
Sat Jan 12 12:18:55 CET 2013

tumbler 0.1.27 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 247203beefab80ea390bd1ebed0373229e2719f1
   MD5 checksum: 3fa90528c3e7e77d8ace4bffcf0a2748

What is tumbler?

Tumbler is a D-Bus service for applications to request thumbnails for
various URI schemes and MIME types. It is an implementation of the
thumbnail management D-Bus specification described on

written in an object-oriented fashion using GLib and GObject. Its
modular architecture makes it very flexible and useful in many
situations. It provides plugin interfaces for extending the URI schemes
and MIME types for which thumbnails can be generated as well as

for replacing the storage backend that is used to store the thumbnails
on disk. Tumbler's functionality can also be extended via specialized
thumbnailer services implemented in accordance to the thumbnail
management D-Bus specification.

Tumbler is used in Thunar, Xfce and MeeGo.


Release notes for 0.1.27
This release ships a config file installed in the xdg directory to
control the various plugin (especially the priority). There is also a
cover download plugin (dependency is libcurl), but this has been
disabled by default.

See the docs wiki how this all works:

- Autotools updates.
- Remove unmaintained translations.
- Fix build when using -Wl,-z,defs
- Add cover-thumbnailer for movies.
- Add config file system to control thumbnailing plugins.
- Release thumbnail in gst thumbnailer.

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