deleting thumbnails

Olivier lists at
Sun Oct 10 22:37:06 EEST 2004

On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 01:21:56AM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
> lists at (Olivier) writes:
> > for outdated or corrupt thumbnails: delete it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.
> The problem is how to decide why the thumbnail has been
> recreated. GIMP doesn't know why the user forced it.

I've added this to the spec:

<title>Re-creating a thumbnail</title>

If a program re-creates a thumbnail because the existing thumbnail does
not have the correct size, it should keep the original thumbnail, and
add the new thumbnail to the correct directory for its configured size.

If the user requests the thumbnail to be re-created, there is no way for
the program to find out why it has to re-create it. The program should, 
therefore, delete all sizes of thumbnails for that image, and create
only the thumbnail for its configured size.


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