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Re: GnomeDesktopThumbnail API replacement




On Mon, 2018-01-22 at 12:46 +0000, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
> On 22 January 2018 at 09:28, Philip Withnall <philip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2018-01-17 at 18:15 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2018-01-17 at 13:15 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > > > Hey,
> > > > 
> > > > I wanted to start a discussion about replacing
> > > > GnomeDesktopThumbnail
> > > > with an API that would live in the GLib/GTK+ stack.
> > > 
> > > <snip>
> > 
> > From the GLib side of things, my thoughts are that this shouldn’t
> > live
> > in GLib, since it deals with pixbufs. As long as it integrates with
> > GIO’s thumbnail attribute support, GLib will be happy.
> 
> We could add a GThumbnail interface, like we did for GIcon,
> GThemeIcon, and friends.

We could return a GIcon/GdkPixbuf. But that doesn't stop it from having
to live in a layer above GIO, where GdkPixbuf is available to the
implementation.

I guess I'll have to dive in and check out the Windows and macOS
thumbnailing APIs.
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