ANNOUNCE: tumbler 0.2.0 released

Ali Abdallah ali at
Mon Jul 17 15:44:48 CEST 2017

tumbler 0.2.0 is now available for download from

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 0.2.0
This is a *stable* release of tumbler from the GDbus. 
In addition, this release also fixes the bugs fixed by tumbler 0.1.32
(the old dbus-glib branch), mainly 

- #13618 avoid loading specialized tumbnailers twice on system with
  duplication path entry in $XDG_DATA_HOME (causes assertion failure)
- #13360 don't close GdkPixbufLoader on error (causes sigabrt)
- #13240 fix typo in exif tag for image height
- #13201 fix finding of libopenraw-0.1.0

To summarize, tumbler 0.2.0, apart from being gdbus based now, supports
loading thumbnailers from *.thumbnailer files  (enhancement bug #7475).

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