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#1 2014-07-12 15:16:33

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Thunar WebP thumbnails

WebP image thumbnails don't show up in Thunar. They appear as RIFF audio. When I click on them I can see them as images in my image viewer. But I'd like to see the thumbnails as well. I've read elsewhere that I may have to play around with mimetypes, or contact the Thunar developers. I'm hoping there's an easier solution.

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#2 2014-07-12 16:24:41

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like tumbler (the Xfce thumbnailing service) supports webp. You'll probably need to create an enhancement request (https://bugzilla.xfce.org/buglist.cgi?c … lution=---) or contact the developers on the xfce4-dev mailing list.


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#3 2014-07-29 22:53:58

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

Okay, thanks!

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#4 2016-04-06 23:24:49

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

Took a while, but patch created.


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#5 2016-07-10 21:09:34

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

Hi birch was my former account.

How are patches installed? Is there a tutorial? I tried this command, but no luck:

patch -i attachment.cgi.txt

Did it not work because I need to install gdk and libwebp first?

Also is there an easy way to install gdk-pixbuf2 2.2.2? I have libwebp 4.0.4 already installed.

I download gdk here: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdk-pixbuf/2.22/

But when doing:

./configure
make
sudo make install

I get errors during the make and sudo make install parts:

/usr/include/libpng16/pngconf.h:309:70: note: in definition of macro 'PNG_FUNCTION'
#  define PNG_FUNCTION(type, name, args, attributes) attributes type name args
                                                                      ^
/usr/include/libpng16/pngconf.h:333:4: note: in expansion of macro 'PNG_EXPORTA'
    PNG_EXPORTA(ordinal, type, name, args, PNG_EMPTY)
    ^
/usr/include/libpng16/png.h:2250:1: note: in expansion of macro 'PNG_EXPORT'
PNG_EXPORT(159, void, png_set_iCCP, (png_const_structrp png_ptr,
^
make[4]: *** [io-png.lo] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/jurp/Downloads/gdk-pixbuf-2.22.0/gdk-pixbuf'
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/jurp/Downloads/gdk-pixbuf-2.22.0/gdk-pixbuf'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/jurp/Downloads/gdk-pixbuf-2.22.0/gdk-pixbuf'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jurp/Downloads/gdk-pixbuf-2.22.0'
make: *** [all] Error 2

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#6 2016-07-10 21:24:08

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

I just noticed that you created the patch. Thanks! It would be awesome if you could create a patch for Bellard's BPG: http://bellard.org/bpg/. That format is even more impressive than webp.

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#7 2016-07-11 00:27:26

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

yurbev wrote:

Hi birch was my former account.

How are patches installed? Is there a tutorial? I tried this command, but no luck:

patch -i attachment.cgi.txt

You need to download the tumbler source:

git clone git://git.xfce.org/xfce/tumbler

...patch it (right-click the patch in the bug report and click save) from the root of the tumbler source tree via:

patch -p 1 < tumbler_webp-thumbnailer.patch

...and then build tumbler via:

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --libdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --localstatedir=/var --disable-gstreamer-thumbnailer --disable-static --disable-debug 

...Note: some of these parameters may be different depending on the distro that you are using - especially "libexecdir". And finally:

make
sudo make install

Did it not work because I need to install gdk and libwebp first?

Also is there an easy way to install gdk-pixbuf2 2.2.2? I have libwebp 4.0.4 already installed.

I download gdk here: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdk-pixbuf/2.22/

But when doing:

./configure
make
sudo make install

I get errors during the make and sudo make install parts:

/usr/include/libpng16/pngconf.h:309:70: note: in definition of macro 'PNG_FUNCTION'
#  define PNG_FUNCTION(type, name, args, attributes) attributes type name args
                                                                      ^
/usr/include/libpng16/pngconf.h:333:4: note: in expansion of macro 'PNG_EXPORTA'
    PNG_EXPORTA(ordinal, type, name, args, PNG_EMPTY)
    ^
/usr/include/libpng16/png.h:2250:1: note: in expansion of macro 'PNG_EXPORT'
PNG_EXPORT(159, void, png_set_iCCP, (png_const_structrp png_ptr,
^
make[4]: *** [io-png.lo] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/jurp/Downloads/gdk-pixbuf-2.22.0/gdk-pixbuf'
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/jurp/Downloads/gdk-pixbuf-2.22.0/gdk-pixbuf'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/jurp/Downloads/gdk-pixbuf-2.22.0/gdk-pixbuf'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jurp/Downloads/gdk-pixbuf-2.22.0'
make: *** [all] Error 2

You need to have certain dependencies installed. In Arch, they are gdk-pixbuf2, ffmpegthumbnailer, freetype2, gstreamer0.10, libgsf, libopenraw, poppler-glib, libwebp. If you are using another distro, look for the same packages but "-dev" appended to them.

There is no need for you to have to build gdk-pixbuf - it should already be in your repositories. Again, look for the "-dev" version of the package if gdk-pixbuf is already installed.

A good idea would be to look at the build script that your distro already uses and modify it.

Plus, if this is the first time building in Xfce, you'll also need xfce4-dev-tools.

Which distro are you using?


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#8 2016-07-11 00:29:42

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

yurbev wrote:

I just noticed that you created the patch. Thanks! It would be awesome if you could create a patch for Bellard's BPG: http://bellard.org/bpg/. That format is even more impressive than webp.

Someone already seems to have created one. Perhaps you could ask them to submit it as a patch against tumbler via bugzilla to get it added to the source tree?


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#9 2016-07-11 01:32:05

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

Tx, I'm using Linux Mint 17. I have the following dependencies installed:

libgsf-1-dev
libffmpegthumbnailer-dev
libpoppler-glib-dev
libwebp-dev
libopenraw-dev
libgsf-1-dev
libgstreamer0.10-dev
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev
libfreetype6-dev

I had to install a few of them from software manager. I already had gdk-pixbuf installed. On my first try i had to install gtk-doc.

I tried again and got this error:

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --localstatedir=/var --disable-gstreamer-thumbnailer --disable-static --disable-debug
/usr/local/bin/xdt-autogen
Building using the Xfce development environment
Preparing package directory /home/jurp/tumbler...
Creating /home/jurp/tumbler/aclocal.m4...
Running glib-gettextize --force --copy...
Copying file po/Makefile.in.in

Please add the files
  codeset.m4 gettext.m4 glibc21.m4 iconv.m4 isc-posix.m4 lcmessage.m4
  progtest.m4
from the /usr/share/aclocal directory to your autoconf macro directory
or directly to your aclocal.m4 file.
You will also need config.guess and config.sub, which you can get from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/config/.

Patching file 'po/Makefile.in.in'
Running gtkdocize --copy...
Running aclocal   -I /usr/local/share/xfce4/dev-tools/m4macros -I /usr/local/share//xfce4/dev-tools/m4macros -I /usr/share//xfce4/dev-tools/m4macros -I /usr/share/xfce4/dev-tools/m4macros -I /home/jurp/tumbler/m4macros -I /home/jurp/tumbler/m4...
Running automake --force-missing --add-missing --copy --gnu...
configure.ac:72: installing './compile'
configure.ac:37: installing './config.guess'
configure.ac:37: installing './config.sub'
configure.ac:42: installing './install-sh'
configure.ac:104: error: required file './ltmain.sh' not found
configure.ac:42: installing './missing'
Makefile.am: installing './INSTALL'
configure.ac:45: error: required file 'config.h.in' not found
plugins/cover-thumbnailer/Makefile.am: installing './depcomp'
tumblerd/Makefile.am:93: warning: '%'-style pattern rules are a GNU make extension

Last edited by yurbev (2016-07-11 01:43:57)

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#10 2016-07-11 01:41:43

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

ToZ wrote:
yurbev wrote:

I just noticed that you created the patch. Thanks! It would be awesome if you could create a patch for Bellard's BPG: http://bellard.org/bpg/. That format is even more impressive than webp.

Someone already seems to have created one. Perhaps you could ask them to submit it as a patch against tumbler via bugzilla to get it added to the source tree?

I just checked and "asimba" Alexei Simbarsky doesn't seem to have contact profile, though his email is here: https://github.com/asimba/pybpgviewer/b … mbnailer.c

At the top is his email address and that of two other contributors. So I would email them and ask?

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#11 2016-07-11 02:43:46

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

I tried again and got this error:

Make sure you have build-essential installed. You might want to give this a read. I haven't had much luck compiling things on Ubuntu using the deb way, so you might get better assistance asking on one of the ubuntu-based forums.

At the top is his email address and that of two other contributors. So I would email them and ask?

The other two email addresses are those of Xfce developers. The file was probably just copied from an existing file. Use the 3rd email specified - which I think is his/hers.


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#12 2016-07-11 03:16:24

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

Just finished testing this on Xubuntu 16.04, and here is what worked for me:

First remove the existing tumbler install:

sudo apt-get remove tumbler-common tumbler

Make sure you have the essentials installed:

sudo apt-get install build-essential git gtk-doc-tools xfce4-dev-tools webp libgsf-1-dev libffmpegthumbnailer-dev libpoppler-glib-dev libwebp-dev libopenraw-dev libgsf-1-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libfreetype6-dev

Get the current git source:

git clone git://git.xfce.org/xfce/tumbler

Download the patch and put it in the tumbler root:

wget https://bugzilla.xfce.org/attachment.cgi?id=6641 -O tumbler/webp.patch

Apply the patch:

cd tumbler
patch -p1 < webp.patch

Autogen:

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --libdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --localstatedir=/var --disable-gstreamer-thumbnailer --disable-static --disable-debug 

Make and install:

make && sudo make install

Log out and back in again and test.

Again, this isn't the "official" ubuntu way of compiling packages, but this method works for me.


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#13 2016-07-11 09:28:56

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

Build-essential is installed. I got the same errors this time around.

I'll ask for a solution on Ubuntu forums and email the guy about BPG. Thanks for your help!

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#14 2016-07-11 11:36:23

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

configure.ac:104: error: required file './ltmain.sh' not found

Make sure libtool is installed.


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#15 2016-07-11 13:04:20

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

libtool is installed. I searched for the error message: `configure.ac:45: error: required file 'config.h.in' not found`

And found this: https://github.com/stevedh/readingdb/issues/1

The suggestion is to run `autoreconf --install`

So ran that in the Tumblr folder and got this output:

autoreconf --install
libtoolize: putting auxiliary files in `.'.
libtoolize: copying file `./ltmain.sh'
libtoolize: putting macros in AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR, `m4'.
libtoolize: copying file `m4/libtool.m4'
libtoolize: copying file `m4/ltoptions.m4'
libtoolize: copying file `m4/ltsugar.m4'
libtoolize: copying file `m4/ltversion.m4'
libtoolize: copying file `m4/lt~obsolete.m4'
tumblerd/Makefile.am:93: warning: '%'-style pattern rules are a GNU make extension

Then I ran the autogen.sh command again in Tumblr folder and got further in the process before getting an error about a dbus path:

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --libdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --localstatedir=/var --disable-gstreamer-thumbnailer --disable-static --disable-debug 
/usr/local/bin/xdt-autogen
Building using the Xfce development environment
Preparing package directory /home/jurp/tumbler...
Running glib-gettextize --force --copy...
Copying file po/Makefile.in.in

Please add the files
  codeset.m4 gettext.m4 glibc21.m4 iconv.m4 isc-posix.m4 lcmessage.m4
  progtest.m4
from the /usr/share/aclocal directory to your autoconf macro directory
or directly to your aclocal.m4 file.
You will also need config.guess and config.sub, which you can get from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/config/.

Patching file 'po/Makefile.in.in'
Running gtkdocize --copy...
Running aclocal   -I /usr/local/share/xfce4/dev-tools/m4macros -I /usr/local/share//xfce4/dev-tools/m4macros -I /usr/share//xfce4/dev-tools/m4macros -I /usr/share/xfce4/dev-tools/m4macros -I /home/jurp/tumbler/m4macros -I /home/jurp/tumbler/m4...
Running automake --force-missing --add-missing --copy --gnu...
tumblerd/Makefile.am:93: warning: '%'-style pattern rules are a GNU make extension
Running autoconf...

Running /home/jurp/tumbler/configure --enable-maintainer-mode --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --libdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --localstatedir=/var --disable-gstreamer-thumbnailer --disable-static --disable-debug...
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

configure: error: could not find dbus-binding-tool in $PATH. You can run
  ./configure DBUS_BINDING_TOOL=/path/to/dbus-binding-tool to define
  a custom location for it.

Looks like in Mint, you also need to install libdbus-glib-1-dev.

I installed Mint 17.3 Rosa into a VM and gave this a go. There is good news and bad news.

Good news - here are the steps to compile tumbler:
First remove the existing tumbler install:

sudo apt-get remove tumbler-common tumbler

Make sure you have the essentials installed (now includes an additional 4 packages):

sudo apt-get install build-essential git gtk-doc-tools xfce4-dev-tools webp libgsf-1-dev libffmpegthumbnailer-dev libpoppler-glib-dev libwebp-dev libopenraw-dev libgsf-1-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libfreetype6-dev libopenrawgnome-dev libjpeg-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev

Get the current git source:

git clone git://git.xfce.org/xfce/tumbler

Download the patch and put it in the tumbler root:

wget https://bugzilla.xfce.org/attachment.cgi?id=6641 -O tumbler/webp.patch

Apply the patch:

cd tumbler
patch -p1 < webp.patch

Autogen (for 64-bit installs):

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 --libdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu --localstatedir=/var --disable-gstreamer-thumbnailer --disable-static --disable-debug 

Make and install:

make && sudo make install

Bad News
This thumbnailer needs libwebp version 0.4.3 to work, but Mint Rosa (based on Ubuntu Trusty) only has 0.4.0. So, it doesn't work. You'd need to somehow update the version of libwebp to 0.4.3 to take advantage of the thumbnailer. I had a look for a PPA but couldn't find one.


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#17 2016-07-12 00:18:45

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

ToZ wrote:

Bad News
This thumbnailer needs libwebp version 0.4.3 to work, but Mint Rosa (based on Ubuntu Trusty) only has 0.4.0. So, it doesn't work. You'd need to somehow update the version of libwebp to 0.4.3 to take advantage of the thumbnailer. I had a look for a PPA but couldn't find one.

If he isn't in a great hurry, Mint 18 Xfce will be out soon. It and the KDE flavor usually seem to run about a month behind the MATE and Cinnamon flavors of Mint releases (Clem does the two that seem to be used by the majority of Mint users first), and the first two were approved for stable release a week or so ago. Mint 18 is based on Ubuntu 16.04, I think.

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#18 2016-07-12 19:24:46

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

I ended up installing Xubuntu 16.04 and followed your Xubuntu 16.04 directions. It worked on the second attempt. The first attempt gave me the same error as above:

configure: error: could not find dbus-binding-tool in $PATH. You can run
  ./configure DBUS_BINDING_TOOL=/path/to/dbus-binding-tool to define
  a custom location for it.

But I installed libdbus-glib-1-dev and tried again and it worked. I can now see webp thumbnails.

During installation I saw that I'm missing certain plugins. Do I need them for anything?

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#19 2016-07-12 19:26:15

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

MountainDewManiac wrote:
ToZ wrote:

Bad News
This thumbnailer needs libwebp version 0.4.3 to work, but Mint Rosa (based on Ubuntu Trusty) only has 0.4.0. So, it doesn't work. You'd need to somehow update the version of libwebp to 0.4.3 to take advantage of the thumbnailer. I had a look for a PPA but couldn't find one.

If he isn't in a great hurry, Mint 18 Xfce will be out soon. It and the KDE flavor usually seem to run about a month behind the MATE and Cinnamon flavors of Mint releases (Clem does the two that seem to be used by the majority of Mint users first), and the first two were approved for stable release a week or so ago. Mint 18 is based on Ubuntu 16.04, I think.

Regards,
MDM

If I don't like Xubuntu and this will work on Mint 18 then I may go back to Mint. Since Xubuntu uses XFCE and Thunar I'm liking it so far and may keep using it.

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#20 2016-07-12 19:34:27

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

During installation I saw that I'm missing certain plugins. Do I need them for anything?

Yes. Install these packages: libopenrawgnome-dev libjpeg-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev
...and go back and redo the autogen, make, sudo make install steps. The only one that you really don't need is the "video thumbnailer plugin using gstreamer". The ffmpeg thumbnailer will provide video thumbnails, plus the thumbnails are overlayed with a film reel border - looks nicer than the gstreamer one.


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#21 2016-07-12 19:36:22

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

One thing to keep in mind is that this method is not the "official" ubuntu method. If you ever install the tumbler package from the repositories, it will overwrite these install files and may create tumbler file exists installation errors. The proper way is to create a .deb package file and install it - but I'm not sure exactly how this is done.


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#22 2016-07-12 20:06:29

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

ToZ wrote:

During installation I saw that I'm missing certain plugins. Do I need them for anything?

Yes. Install these packages: libopenrawgnome-dev libjpeg-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev
...and go back and redo the autogen, make, sudo make install steps. The only one that you really don't need is the "video thumbnailer plugin using gstreamer". The ffmpeg thumbnailer will provide video thumbnails, plus the thumbnails are overlayed with a film reel border - looks nicer than the gstreamer one.

Tx! I just did this and everything is working well. I'll keep in mind the warning about not installing tumbler from the repositories.

What do you think about what MountainDewManiac said? Will this work in the upcoming Mint 18 xfce release?

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#23 2016-07-12 20:17:33

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

yurbev wrote:

What do you think about what MountainDewManiac said? Will this work in the upcoming Mint 18 xfce release?

Since Mint 18 will be based on Xubuntu 16.04 and Xubuntu 16.04 has the minimum requirement for the libwebp library, then yes it will.


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#24 2016-07-15 01:01:23

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

I'd like to try out Manjaro, as it's said to be a more stable, newbie-friendly version of Arch. Could I use this patch on Manjaro with XFCE? Does it have the requirements for libwebp library?

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#25 2016-07-15 11:00:16

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Re: Thunar WebP thumbnails

Yes, both Arch and Manjaro do. However, if using Arch or an Arch derivative, consider using the ABS to create the patched version of the package so that pacman can manage it.


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