deleting thumbnails

Olivier lists at
Fri Oct 8 01:16:19 EEST 2004

On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 11:52:04PM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
> I am not sure if I just overlooked something in the spec or this case
> is just not handled there.

I think it is not handled in the spec (yet).

> If an application updates a thumbnail
> (either because the existing one was outdated or because the user
> explicitely asked for it), then it will create the thumbnail at the
> user-configured thumbnail size. Now if the existing thumbnail is of
> the other size, should it delete that thumbnail or just create a new
> one in the other directory? Then two thumbnails for the same image
> would exist. What do you think?

for outdated or corrupt thumbnails: delete it
if the user requests it (for example, there is no thumbnail of
that size yet), the old thumbnail should stay I think. There is no problem
to have two thumbnails, as long as they are both valid. Think of the
following situation:

2 programs have different default thumbnail sizes. You first use program #1,
it creates a thumbnail. Then you use program #2, it wants a larger
thumbnail, if it would delete the other, program #1 needs to recreate it.

so I think the thumbnail should be deleted if it should be deleted according
to the cleanup rules, else it should not be deleted. 


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