Proposed draft for the thumbnail D-Bus specification

David Faure faure at
Tue Sep 9 03:46:22 PDT 2008

On Tuesday 09 September 2008, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
> But I don't want to require process-based by specifying the possibility
> of canceling an active task.

Sure, I don't think it should be required, but I think it should be possible.
Otherwise it kills any hope of KDE switching to such a spec.

> Previews are not thumbnails ...

That's a distinction I don't understand :)
We use kio_thumbnail in PreviewJob, so obviously for us there is no such distinction.
What distinction do you make?
I thought we were talking about the use cases like "the icons in my file manager
look like the contents of the files" (as well as the less common "the tooltip shows
a bigger version of it" which we do as well, using the same backend).
I assume you allow the application to request the size it wants?

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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