Re: Specifying thumbnailers as a service

On Sat, 2008-08-30 at 01:12 +0200, David Faure wrote:
> On Friday 29 August 2008, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:

> > This sounds overly complicated to me.  Now you're assuming that any app 
> > that wants to load thumbnails is also capable of figuring out the 
> > mime-type of the file it wants to load. 

> > [cut]

> I agree, it's the job of that "service" to figure out the mimetype (and 
> therefore the actual backend) to use.  

> [cut]

> Hmm, maybe that's as simple as saying that:

> org.freedesktop.thumbnailer.generic is used by default, and that one can
> find out and call a org.freedesktop.thumbnailer.<specific mime type> service
> if it doesn't know how to handle that mimetype itself.

I'll try to write the draft of the specification this way. At Maemo we
will implement a daemon for our own use-case and if this kind of DBus
stuff turns out to be impractical then we'll immediately notice this
during the implementing of our case.

Philip Van Hoof, freelance software developer
home: me at pvanhoof dot be 
gnome: pvanhoof at gnome dot org

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