ThunarThumbnailer => exo?

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Fri Sep 4 18:42:11 CEST 2009

On Fri, 4 Sep 2009 18:30:45 +0200
Stephan Arts <stephan at> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 6:26 PM, Nick Schermer<nickschermer at>
> wrote:
> > What about putting it in the tumbler library? Or that that make it
> > too much bound to the tumbler thumbnail service?
> Precisely, that would bind thunar and ristretto to tumbler, instead of
> the thumbnailing-spec.

Yeah. I'd like to leave it open which implementation of the
specification is being used so that we can easily replace it later.
It's unlikely we'll ever do but who knows.

Another reason for not moving it into libtumbler is that this
library only really designed for tumbler plugins, not for client-side
applications. On the other hand, libtumbler also abstracts the
thumbnail cache (thus making the thumbnail managing standard somewhat
obsolete ;)), so we could maybe also use libtumbler for loading
thumbnails from the cache in the future.

But for now I'd prefer if we don't do that.

> IMO, it should either go into exo or libxfcegui4.

libxfce4ui doesn't depend on D-Bus (yet), does it?

  - Jannis
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