Re: BonoboPreview initiative - png in a control

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Jens Finke wrote:

> So, I see this solution: We create a preview framework which provides easy
> access for applications to previews for different file types. Every
> preview is a png image.  If a preview doesn't exist for a certain file the
> preview framework searches for a component which can do this job. So
> Gnumeric can register a preview component for this framework. IMO this
> merges both ideas and especially ensures that all operations are as fast
> as possible.

Running code (albeit from applications you define yourself) for every file 
in a directory worries me, not just from speed but also from security.  I 
don't like the thought of being able to pass a worm just by looking at a 

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