ANNOUNCE: tumbler 0.1.23 released

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Sun Dec 4 16:51:14 CET 2011

On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Andrzej <ndrwrdck at> wrote:
> On 12/04/2011 09:41 PM, Nick Schermer wrote:
>> 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
> Is it possible to obtain a favicon of an arbitrary URL using tumbler? I've
> read the spec but I couldn't find a direct answer to this question.
> It would be great to be able to D&D URLs from e.g. Firefox to the XFCE
> panel/desktop to create launchers. One problem with it is where to get
> favicons from and how to store/cache them.
> Not that I'm planning to implement it (it's a bit too difficult for me atm),
> just throwing an idea. Actually, judging from some comments in the panel
> code, I'm pretty sure it is not a new idea.

That shouldn't be too hard, Jerome was working on a webkit
thumbnailer, but that is still buggy and quite heavy, a favicon
thumbnailer could be a nice alternative.


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