Dash - Previews for many file types not yet working

Reported by John Lea on 2012-09-07
18
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Critical
John Lea
Unity
High
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
High
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
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