A Standard for Thumbnailers
alexl at redhat.com
Wed Jan 10 07:45:59 PST 2007
On Tue, 2007-01-09 at 17:48 +0100, Steve Frécinaux wrote:
> Alexander Larsson wrote:
> >> X-Thumbnailer-Exec=/usr/local/bin/eps-thumbnailer %i %o %s
> > That is very similar to the nautilus system.
> Nautilus thumbnailing appears to be quite slow, compared to thumbnailing
> of pictures in windows.
> Wouldn't it peform better if thumbnailing didn't require to launch a
> program for each single image (using something similar to what fcgi does
> for web pages or something ?)
That would make each thumbnailer be able to crash the filemanager or
cause issues with things like threadsafety and different versions of
libs in the same process. Also, it would load all the libraries and
stuff needed by the thumbnailers into the nautilus process, bloating
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