change thumbnailer spec to fit better with xdg-basedir spec

Justin Clift justin at
Thu Apr 17 07:53:19 PDT 2008

Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak wrote:
> Yes, it's open for discussion. Is it fundamentally worth the effort?
> Do you have suggestions for managing the transition, if it occurred? 
> ".thumbnails" is hard-coded in a LOT of files (libgnomeui, nautilus, 
> glib/gfile, gthumb, gnome-settings-daemon, etc...)
> On the gnome side, you would need to patch every instance of 
> ".thumbnails". (Maybe we need a gnome_thumbnail_get_cache_dir function.) 
> The gnome-settings-daemon housekeeping plug-in would need to be modified 
> to sweep both the old and new locations.
> On a side note, your original post is missing the reference ([1], etc).

Hmmm, the flip side thought is that if it's not done now in some way, 
then future apps will continue to hard code it.

Er... what's the end goal?   I find asking that generally helps.  :)

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

> - Mike

Salasaga  -  Open Source eLearning IDE

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