Proposed draft for the thumbnail D-Bus specification

Havoc Pennington hp at
Wed Sep 3 10:51:26 PDT 2008


dbus interface name should be Thumbnailer instead of thumbnailer to
follow the naming conventions recommended in the dbus spec,

<arg type="u" name="handle" direction="out" />

integer handles are almost always wrong in dbus; using an object path
is probably more correct. A good pattern is to use a mktemp-style
random string in the object path, to avoid ever having 'recycling'
problems, even if a process restarts.

The returned object from Queue can have an interface like ThumbnailJob
and have a method Unqueue, for example.

<interface name="org.freedesktop.thumbnailer.manager">

is thumbnailer a namespace or an interface? Should probably be


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