ANNOUNCE: tumbler 0.1.92 released

Ali Abdallah ali at
Sun May 28 11:21:24 CEST 2017

tumbler 0.1.92 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 0.1.92
This is a development release of Tumbler. This release adds support for
loading thumbnailers from *.thumbnailer files usually located in
/usr/share/thumbnailers/ (see enhancement bug #7475)

An example of such thumbnailers
[Thumbnailer Entry]
Exec=/usr/bin/wine-exe-thumbnailer %i %o %u

This feature is supported via a new tumbler plugin
(desktop-thumbnailer-plugin), which registers *.thumbnailer thumbnailers
in Tumbler with their corresponding mime-type.

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