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

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 06:21:42 UTC 2017

On 08/09/2017 12:52 AM, James Lu wrote:
> 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?

I'm not aware of any documentation like that upstream (but it wouldn't
surprise me). Regardless, it's a minor thing for us, just as long as
there's a smooth transition / both are supported for a while (e.g., a
fallback symlink).

> 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)
> Best,
> James
> 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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