Shotwell should put cached thumbs in either ~/.cache or $XDG_CACHE_DIR

Bug #766946 reported by Morten Siebuhr
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
shotwell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: shotwell

Shotwell currently (0.7.2) stores it's thumbs in ~/.shotwell/thumbs.

Per the XDG spec, they should go in $XDG_CACHE_DIR/shotwell/thumbs (or ~/.cache if $XDG_CACHE_DIR isn't set).

Having this stored correctly makes stuff like ignoring temporary data for backups, raw file searching, trimming disk usage and many other things a lot simpler.

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Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

Storing in XDG directories is ticketed upstream at .

As noted there, Shotwell isn't yet smart enough to automatically regenerate missing thumbnails (that's, and we can't store thumbnails in a cache directory until that functionality is implemented.

Changed in shotwell:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in shotwell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in shotwell:
status: Confirmed → New
Revision history for this message
Jakob Unterwurzacher (jakobunt) wrote :

This is implemented in Shotwell 0.13 released September 19, 2012!

Changed in shotwell (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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