ANNOUNCE: tumbler 0.3.0 released

Ali Abdallah ali.abdallah at
Thu Aug 13 10:50:37 CEST 2020

tumbler 0.3.0 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 by Thunar, Xfce and MeeGo.


Release notes for 0.3.0
[Please note that this is a development release targeting xfce

- Fix jpeg thumbnail orientation when fallback code is taken place (Bug
- Fix GTimeVal deprecation
- Drop support of GLib < 2.32
- Use guint32 for request handle and fix its further occurrences of 0
- Implement Excludes paths in tumbler.rc
- Translation Updates: be, da, el, es, he, hu, hye, it, nl, pl, sq,
zh_TW, zh_HK

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