ANNOUNCE: tumbler 0.1.5 released

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Sun Dec 5 16:34:38 CET 2010

tumbler 0.1.5 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 9b68a0d06a8d39b1e067571d0a817adc38063e96
   MD5 checksum: e3b9096bcadd4ab5cadb87007df95773

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 0.1.5

- Fix a segmentation fault when one of the thumbnailer directories is
  deleted (bug #6134).
- Fix sched_getparam/sched_setscheduler code on OpenBSD (bug #6061).
- Fix init/shutdown debug message in the JPEG thumbnailer plugin.
- Translation updates: Hungarian, Portuguese (Brazilian), German,
  Chinese (China), Catalan (Valencian), Italian, Basque, Kazakh,
  Portuguese, Danish.

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