[KPhotoAlbum] Rebuilding thumbnails is not an exercise for the faint of heart

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Sun May 13 16:30:06 CEST 2018


On Sun, 13 May 2018 09:18:32 +0200, Tobias Leupold wrote:
>> Certainly there should be a warning issued when someone
>> requests rebuilding all of the thumbnails; accidentally doing that
>> might be very time consuming.  It doesn't render the program useless
>> while it's going on, but it is certainly a big inconvenience.
>
> You're totally right! I thought we had a warning message like "This could take a lot of time"? I'll check that.
>
> For quite some time, KPA can generate the thumbnails on request, if
> it's needed and not there, it's generated. We (mostly Johannes ;-)
> implemented this back then for this very reason that rebuilding the
> whole cache is a big task.

What I basically wanted to do was clean up my thumbnails (I had a lot
of bogus ones from some development work I was doing).  It's not
something I routinely need to do.
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