ANNOUNCE: tumbler 0.1.21 released

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Mon Feb 14 14:25:24 CET 2011

tumbler 0.1.21 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 461f590b7bfe4c2e7f04879d616c343e08b3314b
   MD5 checksum: 2ef0d30750f95efe345de4655049d4f6

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 0.1.21

- Update to latest revision of the thumbnail management D-Bus 
  specification where Cleanup() takes an array of base URIs instead
  of just one.
- Get rid of the inherently broken GStrv type in function signatures.
- Quit tumbler after at least 5 minutes of inactivity.

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