From: Dom Lachowicz (domlachowicz_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Dec 15 2003 - 10:26:30 EST
> Oh cool! I didn't know about that. It will certainly
> get dobey off my back.
> This is just what he wanted.
Glad to be of help.
I do, however, question the rationale for thumbnailing
AbiWord documents. I don't think that a thumbnail
could possibly give sufficient context for
disambiguation between word processor documents, thus
making the thumbnails worthless (or worse, prohibitive
since they could cause confusion or reduce user
reaction times). It could also be quite a lengthy
process - documents like the RTFSpec take on the order
of 30 seconds to load and view. That's an unacceptable
time to generate a thumbnail. And since this is
probably being done in a Glib idle loop, we'll get the
document inside of a CPU idle period (a good thing)
and then hog the CPU until the conversion is done -
thus appearing to freeze Nautilus (a bad thing).
This sounds like a genuinely bad idea (tm). It's
probably not yours, but I still feel that this has to
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