change thumbnailer spec to fit better with xdg-basedir spec

洪任諭 at
Thu Apr 17 06:52:05 PDT 2008

I totally agree with that!
I was thinking about this, too.
Since thumbnails are essentially cache, why don't we put them in XDG_CACHE_HOME?

2008/4/17, Martin Meyer <elreydetodo at>:
> GNOME currently has an open bug [1] which is aimed at using the XDG
>  basedir spec to eliminate some of the numerous folders in $HOME for
>  each user. I love this idea, and I've been following the bug closely.
>  One particular directory which can't be fixed currently is
>  ~/.thumbnails. I've filed a bug [2] about this particular issue so I
>  wanted to bring it up here for discussion.
>  The thumbnailer spec [3] points to the ~/.thumbnails directory for the
>  cache of specific-sized thumbnails. Although I call them cache, it is
>  arguable that they may be user data. The issue I have is that the
>  basedir spec [4] specifies an environment variable $XDG_CACHE_HOME
>  which is intended as the base for all "user-specific non-essential
>  (cached) data". I feel that the thumbnail cache would fit in there. Is
>  there a chance of getting the spec changed to point to
>  $XDG_CACHE_HOME/thumbnails instead perhaps? Is it even open for
>  discussion?
>  Cheers,
>  Martin
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