[PyKDE] Thumbnail previews using Python

David Boddie david at boddie.org.uk
Tue Oct 7 06:45:01 BST 2003

Those of you with PyKDE-3.8rc2 up and running might be interested in this
piece of KDE which has just become accessible to Python.

Although it could be regarded as something of a wasteful exercise to use
Python to create those image previews seen in Konqueror, it has been quite an
interesting distraction while working on other nightmare plugin scenarios.
It has also helped to generalise the build and installation framework which I
keep deploying for this sort of thing.

Anyway, with implicit dependencies on the pythonize library and without a
description of the MIME type configurations required, an archive containing a
couple of examples is now available:


The first example, which just calls an external utility to generate previews,
might prove useful to people who want previews for their own file formats
but don't want to get too involved with the infrastructure.

Have fun,


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