ANNOUNCE: tumbler 0.1.0 released

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Mon Dec 7 13:32:20 CET 2009

tumbler 0.1.0 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 161fd49c3fc785b857be8118525d8e72a7a204f3
   MD5 checksum: 85a90237264f29e31a01aaa793c64658

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 is currently being prepared for
Maemo 6.


Release notes for 0.1.0

This is the first development release that includes all essential
features and has full plugin and specialized thumbnailer support, as
described in the thumbnail management D-Bus specification.

The plugin API is not stable yet.

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