[pkg-wine-party] Request for comment on a possible 0.10.0 release for gnome-exe-thumbnailer

James Lu bitflip3 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 05:52:03 UTC 2017

Hi Scott,

Not a bad idea at all, and thanks for the feedback! I think
exe-thumbnailer alone would work as a name since it isn't DE-specific,
and IIRC this is also the name Wine docs use to refer to the project.
What do you think?

The only caveat is that renaming a package in Debian means it needs to
go through NEW, so it might take a while for the update to be processed.
(We still have plenty of time though)


On 08/08/17 09:20 PM, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> I suggest changing the name, at least one article on the bad taste
> vulnerability misattributed the fault to Gnome developers.  I defer on
> the actual decision though :)
> I really do appreciate both your work on all this, as well as the rapid
> response to the problem :)
> On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 7:08 AM James Lu <bitflip3 at gmail.com
> <mailto:bitflip3 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi Scott and Jan,
>     In case you haven't heard, I recently tagged+released
>     gnome-exe-thumbnailer 0.9.5[1] in order to fix CVE-2017-11421[2]. Since
>     then, I've committed several other code updates to the master branch,
>     which I eventually plan to release as 0.10.x. The full diff so far is
>     here:
>     https://github.com/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/compare/0.9.5...master
>     I won't go and mention every change in the mail because I hope my commit
>     messages are straightforward enough. However, some of the more major
>     changes are:
>     1) Switching to $XDG_CACHE_HOME for thumbnails, per
>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/+bug/1105796.
>     I didn't include any migration code away from the old path because I
>     believe that the thumbnails can just be regenerated at the new path (but
>     correct me if I'm wrong here!).
>     2) Minor security fix: replace insecure /tmp usage (suffixed files) with
>     a temporary directory, per
>     https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=868737.
>     3) Supporting icon theme fetching on MATE, Xfce, and Cinnamon - the file
>     managers used in these DEs all support desktop thumbnailers now, so
>     gnome-exe-thumbnailer isn't exactly gnome-specific anymore.
>     4) Replacing .lnk parsing with liblnk's lnkinfo, and adding support for
>     relative paths. One of my eventual goals is to replace g-e-t's
>     dependency on wine entirely (this removes half of the calls), as it is
>     large and not always the fastest solution.[3]
>         - However, .lnk thumbnailing is still quite broken, because many
>     Windows shortcuts (especially ones that link to a different partition)
>     use absolute paths. These links are broken 90% of the time because the
>     partition mapping in ~/.wine/dosdevices/ rarely ends up matching a
>     Windows configuration without prior configuration. Unfortunately, I
>     don't see a great alternative here[4].
>     5) Fixing numerous shellcheck warnings by cleaning up the code.
>     6) Merging in a new Moka template from Alfredo Hernández:
>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/+bug/1404744
>     As always, comments and feedback are very much appreciated!
>     Best,
>     James
>     [1]:
>     https://github.com/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/compare/0.9.4...0.9.5
>     [2]: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-11421
>     [3]:
>     https://github.com/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/issues/7
>     [4]:
>     https://github.com/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/issues/6

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