thumbnail spec + .thumblocal additions/clarifications
david at fubar.dk
Wed Feb 27 11:15:11 PST 2008
Two things, one simple.. the link from
pointing to the thumbnail spec
doesn't work. Probably we should host this spec in fd.o SCM and also
host the latest version on fd.o servers just as like we do with other
Second, I'd like to patch the spec with some additions for .thumblocal
support; here's a copy of the latest that the Wayback machine could give
There are two things to this
- First I'm unsure whether .thumblocal is to be stored at the root of
the media or in each subdirectory of the media. The latter is
probably preferable to avoid looking up the mount point. Suggest to
clarify this in the spec.
- Second, I'd like to change some of the language to allow writing to
.thumblocal. This is needed for encrypted file systems and with the
prevalence of support of LUKS on USB sticks this is becoming a sticky
issue. See this GNOME bug report for more details
Basically, applications/desktops would write thumbnails
to .thumblocal if, and only if, the file to thumbnail is encrypted.
The rationale for this is to avoid leaking information from an
encrypted mount into $HOME which may be unencrypted.
Thanks for considering this.
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