Dash - Previews for many file types not yet working

Bug #1047327 reported by John Lea on 2012-09-07
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Critical
John Lea
Unity
Triaged
Wishlist
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

The file previews is missing support for many file types. Ideally the Dash File Preview we will support previewing all the file types supported by preview applications like Gloobus ( http://gloobus.net/gloobus-preview/ ) or Gnome Sushi e.g.

Images: jpeg / png / icns / bmp / svg / gif / psd / xcf
Documents: pdf / cbr / cbz / doc / xls / odf / ods / odp / ppt
Source Code: c++ / c# / java / javascript / php / xml / log / sh / python
Other: folders / ttf / srt / plain text

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-09-07
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
tags: added: dashm udp
description: updated
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-09-07
description: updated
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
tags: added: exbacklog
Andreas E. (andreas-e) wrote :

Especially one would expect a simple fallback to the freedesktop thumbnail specs:
Imagine a file that is (as of now) not supported by Unity Previews: "Untitled.skp".
This file does have a thumbnail in ~/.cache/thumbnails/normal
It even has a large thumbnail in ~/.cache/thumbnails/large

Although the dash can't make a preview itself, it should use the existing large image instead of a generic file format icon.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-10
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: High → Critical
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-09-19
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 7.2.0
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-03-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.0 → 7.2.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-05-08
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.1 → 7.3.0
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-06-20
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.0 → 7.3.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-02-11
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.1 → 7.3.2
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-19
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.2 → 7.3.3
Luca Traversari (trave5) on 2015-05-03
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Luca Traversari (trave5)
assignee: Luca Traversari (trave5) → nobody
Will Cooke (willcooke) wrote :

As part of the big bug clear up for 16.04 we have reviewed this bug and we will not be working on it in the near future. Sorry we can't offer you a fix. We will of course review patches if anyone submits them. Please stop by IRC to discuss this option.

Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Will Cooke (willcooke) on 2015-09-21
Changed in unity:
status: Won't Fix → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Won't Fix → Triaged
tags: added: rls-w-incoming
Changed in unity:
importance: High → Wishlist
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Wishlist
tags: removed: rls-w-incoming
tags: added: rls-w-incoming
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.3 → 7.4.0
tags: added: rls-x-incoming
removed: rls-w-incoming
tags: added: unity-backlog
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