freedesktop thumbnail spec: modification proposal, central development
alexl at redhat.com
Sat Aug 22 04:58:17 PDT 2009
On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 14:13 +0200, Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> (Personally, I'd like to propose to merge all the failed/
> subdirectories into a single directory -- failed/ -- because IMHO the
> failed/ concept is just broken. But that's another story.)
I think the idea behind it is that each thumbnail creator may support a
different set of types, and if it cannot thumbnail a file and then
creates a global file that stops other implementations from trying it
they wouldn't even try even though they may support it. Of course,
whether you think this is a problem or not is another thing entierly.
We do however need some form of failed reporting so that apps don't keep
trying to thumbnail some broken file over and over.
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