Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2007 18:40 UTC
Gnome Ars has reviewed GNOME 2.20. "GNOME 2.20 was officially released last week after six months of development. The new version includes strong incremental improvements that contribute to a better user experience and provide more flexibility and integration opportunities for third-party software developers."
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SEJeff
Member since:
2005-11-05

Actually the problem is that thumbnail support in the filechooser isn't inside of gtk and is left up to the individual application writers to implement. There are a few functions to implement it that make it pretty easy.

Yes this is _totally friggin lame_, but until someone puts this support into gtk, it won't happen.

In the meantime about all you can do is file bugs or send patches to software you want screenshots in the filechooser for.

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mezz Member since:
2005-06-29

In the meantime about all you can do is file bugs or send patches to software you want screenshots in the filechooser for.

No need to, there are already two of that in bugzilla. As for the patches, sadly, I will have to learn C to do that.

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Anonumous Member since:
2007-06-13

Alexander Larsson (Nautilus maintainer) is doing the heavy lifting and working on a gnome-vfs replacement called GVfs that will be put in the right place of the stack, i.e. GLib/GTK+.

Thumbnails in the filechooser will be a cake walk when that's done.

It might land sooner than you think. He's even proposed it for GNOME 2.22.

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2007-September/ms...

Edited 2007-09-25 20:49

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

I don't get why there aren't filepreviews and such in the filechooser. Doesn't the filechooser just reuse code from Nautilus? Or is it something totally different? Of course, I'm looking at this from a KDE view, where I know Dolphin offers it's fileview to Konqueror and every filedialog in KDE - so they all have filepreviews, several basic viewing capabilities like list/icons/details and some basic editing like 'new folder'. That approach just makes sense to me - can't you guys do that in Gnome? Or is code reuse evil, or is it impossible due to architecture, or???

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