thumbnail mtime, ctime

Sven Neumann sven at
Sat Mar 29 13:07:38 PDT 2008


On Fri, 2008-03-28 at 06:37 -0400, Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak wrote:
> Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > I don't think a failed thumbnail should be saved under those conditions. 
> The spec says "For every thumbnail generation failure the program 
> creates an empty PNG file." It doesn't exclude permissions-related 
> failures. And that is certainly how it has been implemented in gnome.

You are correct about this. But in my opinion the consequence of this
should be another change of the spec. It should be rephrased to say that
the empty PNG file should only be created if thumbnail generation failed
even though the file was opened successfully. It seems wrong to me to
save a failure PNG only because the file cannot be accessed. And it
would be relatively easy to change the implementations accordingly.


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