Re: BonoboPreview initiative - png in a control

Or you don't have to show all the file previews at once. In windows I
can put the focus on an html, word, etc... file in the file manager and
in the sidebar I will see a preview of it. Same idea goes for a file
selector dialog. You click on the file before a preview is
generated/retrieved. I think that's a smarter way to approach it, but by
all means if you can render all the previews in a directory without
slamming my CPU I'll buy you a pitcher of beer. So far however, Nautilus
fails this test, can it *really* be done?

To the naysayers: Yes it's good to get a preview of a gnumeric,
spreadsheet. One of the ways I keep myself sane when working in windows
is that I can get a preview of an HTML, Word, or other doc just by
clicking on it. It's a big time saver, and generally a small image is
adequate to give you context.


On Mon, 2001-12-10 at 08:19, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> So that this way for every document I have on my system I will be forced
> to also store a second image file?
> Honestly, if the components are very light, and if they are designed
> intelligently (i.e., they "throttle" themselves down so they don't eat
> 99% of the CPU), you'll end up with a progressive update of the image. 
> The machine won't slow down that way during image generation.  Also, if
> the components "keep-alive" for a while, they can cache some images (not
> too many) so a user that switches between viewing documents a,b, and c
> won't have to wait for them to be re-rendered every time.
> If you guys *do* decide to go with a stored thumbnail (which, I guess,
> would be good for certain users) at least make this an option somewhere,
> so people with lots of processor and little hard-drive space (/me waves)
> don't suffer too much.  I went thru and deleted a bunch of backup files,
> cache files, and a couple thumbnail directories (which I'm not all to
> sure why they were there...) and free'd up 70% of my used hard-disk
> space.  I don't like unneccessary caches.  ^,^
> Sean Etc.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> >    Jens
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