~/.thumbnails must not grow without limit.
Submitted by dE
Assigned to Allison Lortie
This issue is causing a lot of flamewars here -
It happens that the .thumbnails directory fills up rapidly resulting in 0 kb free space which results in unbootable system (if home is in /) and data loss... even more it's a privacy issue since people will usually not know that it makes copies of their pictures in this location (for e.g.. if someone mounted an encrypted partition and enabled thumbnail view).
I would suggest the standards should change to put the thumbnails in the same directory as the pictures in the ".thumbnails" directory... IMO this should also save I/O and every other problem. Additionally the application should check how much % of free space is available before actually putting the thumbnails there.