Proposed draft for the thumbnail D-Bus specification

David Faure faure at
Tue Sep 9 16:48:48 PDT 2008

On Tuesday 09 September 2008, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-09-09 at 12:46 +0200, David Faure wrote:
> > 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.
> Okay. Feel free to send me a proposal for cancels then.

Sorry, really busy this month, didn't dig into the details of the dbus spec;
I'm sure you can find the correct way to add cancelling at the DBUS-API level at least.

On that topic I just read the mail from Brian J. Tarricone on 02 September 2008,
and I totally agree on all of his points - it seems the need for cancelling was already
proven before I even jumped in ;)

> Quick example:

Sorry, this kind of code is really not familar to me ;) I guess you would say the same
if I pasted KDE code ;) But this was about what I just replied to - the need for
bypassing the on-disk cache if the app wants a specific size, rather than resizing
up an image, which never ever gives good results.

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